Chelsea ‘Offered’ Isco In A £44m Deal By Real Madrid

Chelsea Offered Isco £44m Deal

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign midfielder Isco in a £44million deal by Real Madrid in January.

Real are trying to offload players such as Isco, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez to make way for a move for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen in next month’s transfer window and also comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.

Isco, 27, has struggled to hold down a regular place at the Bernabeu under coach Zinedine Zidane this season.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is looking to strengthen his squad after being handed a £150m transfer kitty to spend and Isco is a target, as per The Mirror.

According to Marca, the Spanish giants need to balance the books after spending £295m in the summer to bring in the likes of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic and only recouping just £126m in player sales.

With UEFA's rulings stating that the maximum net spend one club can have is €100m (£85m), the difference between the two figures is of huge concern to Los Blancos and should they fail to close it they could be facing FFP sanctions.

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Therefore, the futures of Bale and Rodriguez at the Bernabeu could be under threat.

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