Manchester City transfer news: Premier League champions interested in Real Madrid star Isco

The signing of James Rodriguez could leave Isco without a role

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Manchester City are looking into the availability of Real Madrid star Isco, following the Spanish giants' big money signing of James Rodriguez from Monaco.

With Rodriguez now a Madrid player, after he completed his £63m move on Tuesday, Isco could find regular football hard to come by with the European champions.

Isco picked to join Real over City in 2013 and scored eight goals in 32 league appearances in his first season with them last term.

But now, his services at the Bernabeu may no longer be needed.

Isco played under Manuel Pellegrini during their time together at Malaga and the City boss is interested in bringing the Spaniard to the Eithad.


The 22-year-old would be a good replacement for Alvaro Negredo, who is set to be out of action for up to three months after having surgery on his broken metatarsal.

Any deal for Isco would be difficult though. City would have to do other business to satisfy the Uefa-imposed transfer cap and foreign quota limitations set upon them.

But, the quality of the player could persuade the Premier League champions into doing the legwork.