Arsenal are plotting a move to beat Chelsea to the signing of Real Madrid star Isco by making a £35million January bid for his services, Daily Star reports.
The 23-year-old is believed to be looking for a way out of the Bernabeu due to the high level of competition in the club’s midfield.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is hoping to reinforce his squad with more players in the January window given that a number of his key players are unavailable through injury.
With Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta, Francis Coquelin, and Tomas Rosicky are all currently sidelined, their race for the Premier League title is under heavy threat.
Petr Cech was the only major signing made by Wenger during the summer and is now being urged by the fans to consider a £35million January move to bring Isco to the Emirates.