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Liverpool & Tottenham Target Isco Can Be Bought For Buy-Out Fee, Admit Malaga

by Dan Kilpatrick

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Spaniards concede Isco could be sold.

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Malaga have admitted they will be powerless to prevent coveted playmaker Isco from leaving the club in January if a suitor meets his £17m release clause.

But the 20-year-old starlet is set to reject interest from Premier League giants Tottenham and Liverpool to remain with the high-flying La Liga outfit.

Isco was tracked in the summer by a host of big European clubs but remained at Malaga and has caught the eye with his impressive performances in the Champions League this season.

Spurs sent technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood to watch Isco in August but decided against pursuing the youngster in the summer window.

Sherwood was again present for Malaga’s Champions League win over Anderlecht, while Liverpool are also monitoring his situation,

Malaga’s sporting direct Mario Husillos has admitted the club will be powerless to prevent his departure when the transfer window reopens.

“He is our player and is important for the team. He is not on the market,” Husillos said.

“We want to keep him here but you all know there is a buyout clause in his contract. So, if a club pay the clause, it does not depend on us anymore.”

But despite interest from the Premier League, the midfielder says he is focussed on maintaining Malaga’s superb start to the new season, where they sit third in La Liga and with a one hundred percent record in their maiden Champions League campaign.

“Malaga is on everyone’s mouth now because because of great displays in the Champions League,” Isco said. ??”Besides, I have had two good performances and that’s why my name has been heard more than anyone. I just have my mind in Malaga.”

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