Chelsea are reportedly one of the teams in negotiations over the transfer of Real Madrid playmaker Isco.
However, Los Blancos are ready to play hard-ball over selling the Spain international this summer, demanding as much as £105million for his sale, according to Don Balon.
While Isco could be a fine addition for Chelsea, it’s questionable if they should pay anything near that amount for a player not currently featuring regularly for his club.
It’s been a difficult season for the 26-year-old, who has in the past shown the kind of ability to make him potentially one of the finest creative midfield players on the planet.
Chelsea, however, are currently only offering around £52m for Isco, according to Don Balon, which is obviously nowhere near what Real want.
It remains to be seen if CFC could be persuaded to up their offer and find some kind of compromise, but one imagines the player’s future at the Bernabeu looks bleak at this stage.
The former Malaga man has barely featured since Santiago Solari took over as manager, and Don Balon claim he’s in talks with Manchester City and Juventus as well as Chelsea.
An exit clearly seems to be on his agenda, so it just remains to be seen if Madrid can agree anything with the clubs involved.
If he does end up at Chelsea, that could be ideal for them to replace Cesc Fabregas after his move to Monaco in January.