Last Updated: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:14
Real Madrid will reportedly offer young Malaga winger Denis Cheryshev to help sign Isco from under the noses of Manchester City.
In what is brewing up to become one of the summer window's major transfer battles the Spain Under-21 international playmaker has already confirmed that he has two offers on the table from Spanish giants Real Madrid and City, who are both willing to match his £30million buy-out clause.
And as Isco has revealed that he will decide on his future following Spain's European Under-21 Championship final against Italy in Israel on Tuesday, the situation is likely to be resolved in the near future.
It was thought Isco's good relationship with coach Manuel Pellegrini, who has quit Malaga to take the Manchester City job this summer, would boost the Premier League club's chances of taking the player to the Etihad Stadium.
However, an opportunity to stay in Spain with a move to the capital was also deemed to be an attractive proposition for Isco.
However Spanish daily AS is now reporting that Real Madrid will offer Malaga their highly-rated left-winger, Cheryshev, in exchange for Isco.
The 22-year-old, who has one cap for the Russian national team, is being tipped for a successful future after shining for Real Madrid B since joining in 2009. And, in what would be a blow for City, Malaga might be tempted to take Cheryshev plus cash to fill the void in their team and have money to boost their coffers.
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