Spurs are prepared to pay £14 million to bring Isco to North London in the summer transfer window, according to the Sunday Mirror (6/6; page 77), with the Spaniard potentially set to be offered a three-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It has been a remarkable few weeks for Spurs. They have been dealt yet another managerial setback with talks with Antonio Conte falling through.
However, it does appear that it may be full steam ahead with their potential moves in the transfer window. Fabio Paratici is reportedly still set to take a role in North London.
And it appears that one of the first players he may have to negotiate for is Isco.
According to the Sunday Mirror (6/6; page 77), Spurs are eyeing a £14 million move for the 29-year-old.
It is claimed that they are prepared to put a three-year contract on the table. However, there is a potential issue.
The Mirror notes that Isco had asked to leave Real Madrid due to his frustrations with Zinedine Zidane.
But with Carlo Ancelotti replacing Zidane, Isco could now be set to work with a manager with whom he enjoyed a much better relationship.
The Mirror’s report suggests that the door is open for Isco to potentially stay in the Spanish capital.
However, a report from Marca earlier this week may offer Tottenham hope.
According to that report, Isco is one of the players who remain up for sale. Gareth Bale is another.
So while Ancelotti may be prepared to keep an open mind, perhaps he may indeed be open to offers.
Real will have their own transfer plans to fund. And Isco is out of contract at the Bernabeu next summer (via Transfermarkt).
So if a tempting offer does come in, surely Real are unlikely to stand in his way.
Tottenham are seemingly hoping to put that tempting offer on the table.