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Arsenal And Liverpool On Alert Over £35m Spanish Star – reports

Isco has decided that he wants to leave Real Madrid, with the Premier League thought to be his ideal destination.

This has put the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea on alert, with all three clubs believed to be interested in signing the Spanish star, according to Fichajes.net.

The 23-year-old has declared that he wants a “change in scenery”.

The signing of Mateo Kovacic in the summer from Inter Milan has left Isco finding it difficult to earn a place in the first team, and his form has suffered as a result.

Would it work?

This is probably the sort of question that keeps Arsene Wenger up at night – can he slot another attacking player into his side.

The reality is that the Gunners really do not need another option in that role.

However, the injury suffered by Aaron Ramsey may tempt Wenger into considering a bid for an attacking player in January.

While he can still call on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, Ramsey has played a key role while operating from the right.

Given that Wenger now sees Theo Walcott as a striker, that leaves him with only Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the berth on the right wing while Ramsey is out.

With Arsenal now pushing for the title, Wenger may feel he needs another option.

In Liverpool’s case, Isco would be an excellent signing and immediately freshen up Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Given the German manager has had to pick a narrow and oddly creativity free midfield in his first few games, having a player like Isco available would only benefit the Anfield club.

Rumour rater

If Isco has genuinely requested a move, there is no reason why Arsenal or Liverpool could not bring him in.

However, as Premier League sides have learned (see: Arsenal/Karim Benzema, Man Utd/Sergio Ramos), players at Real often use English sides to earn bigger contracts.

This one could be that again, or could actually be a case of Isco seeking a route out of the Santiago Bernabeu.

Not out of the realms of possibility.

Rumour rated: 3/5

Arsenal Will Bid £64m For Midfield Maestro, Who Wants To Join – reports

Arsenal are set to make a staggering £64 million bid for Real Madrid midfielder Isco in the summer, as reported by the Daily Express.

The Spain international is reportedly very keen on a switch to the Emirates Stadium next summer, despite potential competition from Premier League rivals and current champions Manchester City.

Should Real sanction the sale of Isco, it could hinder Manchester United in their attempts to push through a move for Real star Gareth Bale, who has recently expressed his doubts about a move back to the Premier League.

Isco is considered to be one of the more talented playmakers in world football today, but has found his opportunities limited at Real since moving there from Malaga last season.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Bale are undoubtedly ahead of him in the pecking order, both on the flanks and in the centre of midfield.

The addition of Toni Kroos this summer hasn’t helped his situation either.

Liverpool Chase £40m Star In January – reports

Liverpool are set to challenge Premier League rivals Manchester City and Arsenal in the race for Real Madrid’s elegant midfield Isco in January, as reported by the Daily Express.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal chased the playmaker during the summer months, but Carlo Ancelotti was not willing to see the talented star depart from the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, fresh reports suggest that both Brendan Rodgers and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger still think they can bag Isco in January, and are set to compete with City over the player.

City have put together a huge £40 million bid for the Spain international, with the hope that he can improve their side, which has struggled to match Chelsea this season.

City might be at an advantage compared to the other Premier League sides, as their current manager Manuel Pellegrini worked closely with Isco during their time together at Malaga, when the Real man first came to prominence.

Arsenal and Liverpool will not give up, however, and continue to chase the player.