Bernabeu side reach agreement with La Liga side.
Real Madrid have had a £25m bid for Spanish international midfielder Isco accepted by Malaga according to the Daily Mail.
The 21 year old was a key player in Spain’s recent European Under 21 Championship triumph in Israel and is likely to leave his La Rosaleda side this summer and must now decide between a move to the Bernabeu and a move to Man City where he could reunite with his former Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini, assuming of course that the Premier League side are willing to match the offer made by Real Madrid.
Isco has enjoyed two successful seasons at Malaga, helping his side to a maiden Champions League berth in his first and then impressing in last season’s push to the quarter-finals of the showpiece trophy. However his side’s ban from competing in European competition in 2013/14 has pretty much made his exit a certainty with the club’s Qatari owners looking to balance the books.
The former Valencia man has made 80 appearances for Malaga, scoring 17 goals and providing eight assists in the process.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is said to have met Malaga’s Chief Executive Vicente Casado and are now confident of hijacking City’s deal.
Pellegrini has already seen Man City bring in Jesus Navas and Fernandinho from Sevilla and Shakhtar Donestk respectively in moves that topped a combined total of £45m.