Chelsea and Manchester City dealt massive blow in Real Madrid midfielder chase
- Updated: December 31, 2018
Real Madrid ace Isco may be out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu under new manager Santiago Solari, but the Spaniard has ruled out a January move stating he very happy at the Spanish capital.
Chelsea and Manchester City were keen on signing the midfielder who last started a La Liga fixture in the 5-1 Classico loss against Barcelona in October which was Julen Lopetegui’s final game incharge of of the Los Blancos.
Since then Isco has made it into Real Madrid’s starting XI on just two occasions, the 6-1 Copa Del Rey thrashing of Melilla and the 3-0 defeat against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.
Despite leaving Isco out of the starting XI on numerous occasions, Solari claims to have no problem with the midfielder and rates him as one of the top players in the world. However, Isco’s treatment, led to speculation that the midfielder will opt to leave the Spanish giants in search of regular playing time.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain were interested in Isco, with Chelsea and City looking to sign the midfielder in January. But the 26-year-old in a recent interview confirmed he was not leaving in the winter transfer window.
“I’m not thinking about leaving in the winter market. I’m very happy, my goal is to win many titles at Real Madrid.” ,” the Spain international told Deportes Cuatro.
Real Madrid currently sit fourth in the La Liga, eight points behind league leaders Barcelona after a poor start to their campaign. The Los Blancos will be in action next against Villarreal in the la Liga on Thursday.