Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is plotting a massive club-record deal for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, according to reports.
Spanish publication Don Balon claims that Mourinho wants to add Isco to his attacking midfield talent as he looks for someone to unlock defences with an offer of £133m (€150m) being considered.
The 25-year-old has contributed six goals and five assists in 28 appearances in all competitions this campaign with the Spaniard struggling for starts under Zinedine Zidane.
United will be wary of possible interest from Manchester City as many Spanish players see working under Pep Guardiola as a major pull, plus the Citizens are reportedly willing to match United’s offer.
However, Zidane recently claimed that Isco is a vital part of his squad and wants him to stay for a long time.
“I’m glad you’ve asked me. I was asked before [during the January transfer window] why weren’t we going to sign anyone,” Zidane said.
“I said I’ve always believed in my team and I will do until the very end. When I start something I get involved, I believe where I’m going, what I should be doing and I back the people I’m working with.
“Isco’s one of them. He a very good footballer. He’s proven that in the past and will do that again
“I want Isco [in my team] and I want him to spend his whole life here.
“It’s a lie that I want Isco to be sold in the summer. Hopefully we won’t hear any more of this.”