Italian champions Juventus are pondering on a £39million summer bid for long-term Arsenal target Isco, according to reports From Italy.
The Turin outfit tried their best to land the Spanish playmaker last summer and also in January but Real Madrid were not willing to enter any kind of negotiations.
But now, according to Tuttosport, Real are considering to sell the 23-year-old Spaniard if Juventus come forward with an offer in the region of £40m.
The Serie A giants are preparing to splash the cash if they are able to sell Paul Pogba this summer and have put Isco at the top of their priority list.
Arsenal’s interest in Isco has somehow dwindled over the recent months, with the player struggling to display his best form for Los Blancos this term.
Despite Isco’s great fan following in Madrid, club president Florentino Perez is all set to listen to offers for the youngster and Arsene Wenger was said to be a big admirer him and it was suggested he could be preparing another bid for his services after seeing their earlier attempt failed.
Isco was a player Juventus were very much fond of back in 2012, his composure under pressure coupled with his quality and ability on the ball were greatly appreciated.
The only reason their interest never evolved to anything more was the formation being used at the time by then-manager Antonio Conte. Was Isco really going to fit in fluidly in a 3-5-2 formation?
Since then, the formation has changed and the Real Madrid player continues to mesmerise Juventus, particularly his ice-cold demeanour despite the recent drop of form. Young and supremely talented, the midfielder has the credibility to play beautifully through his intelligence and has the ability to make the difference in the big matches.
Isco’s case has become worse and relates to his recent display of petulance when he was substituted against Las Palmas, is what has made the balance against him. He also faced the evil eye after appearing reluctant to celebrate a goal against Levante shortly after coming off the bench.
Since his arrival at Real Madrid in 2013 Isco has always found it difficult to hold on to a regular first-team place so it would not be surprised one in many ways if he is allowed to leave this summer when we could see a fair bit of change with the Los Blancos.