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Bargain Hunters Weigh up January Move For Iberian Isco

Ancellotti Plans Mass Summer Clear-Out

Having been dubbed one of the brightest stars in Europe it is no surprise that a whole host of clubs are lining up to take Isco off cash-strapped Malaga’s hands.

The 20-year-old wonderkid has been linked with both Manchester United and Juventus this week, with the Italian giants rumoured to make a move for the attacking midfielder in January.

News of the Spanish under-21 international’s availability will also alert Liverpool and Tottenham, who may be less adverse to signing Isco, who will be cup tied for European matches should he make a switch, in the winter transfer window.

Despite the Malaga midfielder’s ineligibility to play in the Champions League or Europa League  for any other side this season, teams may see this as an opportunity to sign the Spaniard in January at a knocked down price.

Should a bidding war commence in January then it could have a profound effect on where the youngster’s future lies. Potential suitors such as Manchester United or Barcelona will likely want to wait until the summer before plotting any move for Isco.

With Malaga likely to accept bids upwards of £10.5m for the 20-year-old in January, the temptation to make an early move may be too difficult to resist for the likes of Liverpool, Spurs and Juventus.

However much will depend on the player’s intentions, should the promise of a move to the Nou Camp or Old Trafford prove to be too big a lure for the Spaniard, then he may reject the change to move away from La Rosaleda this January.

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