The blues have joined the race to sign highly rated Real Madrid playmaker, Isco. The player has not hidden the fact that he wants more time on the pitch and will leave if he doesn’t get it. The player is competing with players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Toni kroos and Luka Modric for a place either on the wing or in the number 10 role.
Francisco (Isco for short) has only made 9 starts in the league and with only one goal and 3 assists, he will feel time is running out for him to make an impression on Spanish national team coach, Vicente Del Bosque for him to be included in the team to the Euros in France later in the year.
Chelsea will have to battle Manchester City for his signature as they have also shown interest in the player. Manchester City are thought to have an advantage due to the presence of coach Manuel Pellegrini who worked with Isco when he burst onto the scene with scintillating performances for Malaga as they made a surprise run to the quarter finals of the Champions League in 2012/2013 where they narrowly lost out to eventual finalists, Borussia Dortmund. With the future of Manuel Pellegrini hanging in the balance due to intense speculation about Pep Guardiola taking his job, Chelsea will feel they have a chance convincing the player to move to London rather than Manchester.