Manchester City are out of the running to sign Malaga’s highly rated playmaker.
Manchester City will not bid for Spanish playmaker Isco according to Marca.
Isco is thought to be on new manager Manuel Pellegrini’s transfer wish list but City officials have declined to bid for the 21 year old.
City directors Ferran Soriano and Txiki Bergenstein have stated that the clubs midfield does not need strengthening with players like Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero able to play just behind the striker.
However, Pellegrini may be disappointed that he will not be able to take the talented playmaker with him to the Etihad.
With Manchester City now out of the running, it looks like Real Madrid are in pole position to sign the Spanish international.
Madrid reportedly opened talks with Isco last week and are facing no competition for his signature.
Isco’s contract reportedly has a £30 million buy-out clause which Madrid will look to activate.