Manchester United are set to win the race to sign Malaga’s young midfielder Isco for £16 million.
The 20-year-old has been compared to United legend Paul Scholes and Alex Ferguson’s confident he can land the youngster to replace his veteran midfielder.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are all also interested in signing the Spaniard but the Daily Star believes that Manchester United is his preferred destination.
Malaga are going to struggle to keep hold of their highly talented prodigy as the club continues to experience financial problems as they initially forked out huge amounts of money to provide Champions League football for the southern Spain side.
The club have been forced to sell Santi Cazorla and Salomon Randon and Isco could well follow them out of the club in January.
Isco has already been compared to fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas and could be seen as the ideal remedy to the stuttering United midfield, but will face stiff competition as there are plenty of teams chasing the Spanish under-21 star.
The midfielder was a key part for the team as they secured Champions League football for the first time in their history and has been even more effective so far this campaign.
Malaga currently sit in second place with just the one defeat in nine games. It’s Isco’s form in Europe which has caught the eye of many suitors as the Spanish club have won their first three games.