Pep Guardiola is reportedly eyeing a £70million move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco.
The Man City boss is set to add yet more firepower despite the champions racking up 100 points and 106 goals in the Premier League this season.
And, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, he has identified Isco as his ideal candidate.
But he has not always been first choice in Zinedine Zidane’s side this season with stiff competition from the likes of Marco Asensio.
It is claimed that Madrid – who are looking to fund moves for Neymar and Eden Hazard – could be tempted to sell for the right price.
City disappointed at Europe’s top table this season as they were thrashed 5-1 by Liverpool at the quarter-final stage.
Isco, who could win his third Champions League winners’ medal in Kiev, would certainly add experience ahead of next season’s campaign.
It is reported City would be willing to offer him a significant pay-hike to around £200k-a-week to move to the Etihad.
In March, Zidane insisted Isco was a key player at the Bernabeu and will not be sold.
The Frenchman said: “Whenever he plays he works hard; gives 100 per cent – he kills himself.
“Sometimes things come off, sometimes they don’t. I don’t think there’s an issue with Isco
“I’m happy with him. There is no problem. I’m happy with his performances. Isco is a Real Madrid player and he’ll remain here. That’s it.”
Earlier this month, we revealed City are also confident of securing Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez in a £65million deal.
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