Manchester City want to take Real Madrid star Isco under the noses of Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal, according to the Metro.
The Spaniard has been linked with the Red Devils and Gunners over the past few months, as they look ahead to the summer.
Yet, he has his eyes set on a move to the blue side of Manchester with City planning a £75 million bid.
The Pep attraction
The option to play under Pep Guardiola is tempting Isco to the Etihad Stadium. The former Barcelona manager has been bringing out the best in many players such as Leroy Sane, Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus.
Manchester City expected to lift the Premier League trophy this season, while they are set to face Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.
At just 25, Isco has many years ahead of him and would be a welcome addition to many clubs. With Real Madrid expected to add some new attacking threat in the summer, the Spaniard’s time could come to an end at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Despite playing 25 times in La Liga this season, scoring five goals, Isco looks set to fall down the pecking order, with the likes of Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba linked with a move to the Los Blancos.