Real Madrid will demand Isco’s £623m release clause from Juventus
The Spanish playmaker has struggled for first-team action in recent weeks and there are increasing tensions between the 26-year-old and the club.
But according to Tuttosport, Real have told Isco that his massive release clause will have to be met for them to accept his departure.
Isco has fallen down the pecking order since Santiago Solari was appointed manager
New Real manager Santiago Solari has not been seeing eye to eye with the midfielder and he recently hit out at critics claiming he was overweight.
On Sunday, the former Malaga man shared a topless picture on Instagram exposing his lean torso and asked: ‘Am I fat?’
Isco has played only 88 minutes since Solari took over from sacked Julen Lopetegui despite being considered by many as one of the finest playmakers in Europe.
Real Madrid playmaker Isco took to Instagram to ask fans if they think he is fat
ISCO’S 2018/19 STATS:
Substitute appearances: 1
Juventus are possible suitors in addition to Premier League interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.
Isco has made only eight appearances for Los Blancos in total and could push for a move away when the January transfer window opens.
It seems there is staunch resistance to that possibility among the Madrid hierarchy.