New Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini is still keen on bringing Malaga midfielder Isco to the Etihad Stadium with him – but faces stiff competition from former employers Real Madrid, according to BBC
The 21-year-old worked with the Chilean manager at Malaga, but it is understood that City are yet to make a formal offer, with Real also waiting in the wings and interested in bringing the midfielder to the Bernabeu.
City hope to hold the advantage over the Spaniards, however, with Isco enjoying a good relationship with Pellegrini during their time together in Spain. The Blues also look set to offer Isco a promise of first team football which may not be available to him should he opt for Real.
As previously stated an offer is yet to be made, but the news comes at the same time as reports linking Carlos Tevez with a move away from the Etihad Stadium.
Tevez is again being suggested for a move to Italy, with Milan ready to table a bid of around £10m. City are not likely to be interested in doing business at that rate, but it is thought that negotiations may yet yield a deal to take the Argentine to the continent.
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