Chelsea join Man City in the race for Real Madrid playmaker Isco [Record]

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There looks set to be plenty of speculation this January about Real Madrid playmaker Isco.

So far, there have been plenty of links with Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini coached Isco during their time together at Malaga.

But, now a Spanish journalist, Raúl Orvañanos, who works for Fox Sports and Record, has claimed that Chelsea are now “very interested in Isco.”

Considering Chelsea’s woes in 2015/2016, the signing of Isco would be a huge boost for the club.

And, on many levels it would make sense for Roman Abramovich to splash the cash on one of the most creative players in world football.

Isco would join fellow Spaniards Cesc Fabregas and Pedro at Chelsea and woild be guaranteed playing time.

Chelsea have struggled for goals this season and with the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar showing poor form, Isco would be an enormous January signing and a player the Blues could build around in the future.

Isco has seriously struggled for playing time in recent weeks, having been sent off in the latter stages of the 4-0 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona.

The Spanish midfielder is believed to be unhappy with life under Rafa Benitez and has played just 12 minutes in the past five Real Madrid La Liga games.

Besides Manchester City, Juventus are also thought to be keen on signing Isco.

A clear sign of Isco’s likely use under Benitez will be shown tonight, when Real Madrid play at Valencia in a key La Liga match.