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Man City line-up move for £32m Real Madrid playmaker Isco

Etihad Stadium side chase Bernabeu midfielder.

Man City are readying a summer bid for Real Madrid midfielder Isco according to El Mundo Deportivo.

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The Etihad Stadium side have long been linked with an interest in the Spanish international and may feel that the time is right to make a fresh approach for the Real Madrid man.

Real Madrid sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti earlier this month and that could leave a number of their squad vulnerable to the attentions of prospective suitors.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini knows Isco well from their shared time at Malaga and having previously managed Real Madrid the Chilean may have the connections to help smooth the way to securing the playmaker.

Isco has struggled to nail down a starting role in the Real Madrid first team set-up but when called upon has proven very effective, only James, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo supplied more assists than the 23 year old.

This source claims Real Madrid will demand at least €45m (£32m) for Isco, a fee that won’t trouble Man City’s mega-rich owners.

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