There is the general belief in the football world that quality players are hard to come by in the January transfer market because clubs will not allow their best players leave in the second half of the season.
If the latest report making the rounds are anything to go by, then Chelsea are about to defy the norm of the winter window as they are keenly interested in the signature of out of favour Real Madrid play maker Isco.
The former Malaga midfield maestro has found life difficult at Real Madrid since Rafa Benitez was appointed at the inception of this season. Although, the aforesaid Spain tactician has been sacked, Isco has started only in five games this season and he is really unhappy.
There is no telling of Los Blancos new boss will grant him more playing time but Isco is certainly on the radar of Manchester City and Chelsea and it is understood that the Citizen have offered £35 million for his services as they look to bolster their midfield, per Daily Star.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have lacked some creativity in the middle of the pack with Fabregas in particular struggling to create chances for his attackers. Isco can fit perfectly in the midfield for Chelsea if they sign him.
Nonetheless, City are thought to be in pole position as Manuel Pellegrini was the former coach of Isco while they were at Malaga.