Man City to battle Italian champions for out-of-favour Real Madrid star

Manchester City and Juventus are set to battle it out for the signature of Real Madrid star Isco, according to reports from the Mirror.

Isco has been heavily linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernanbeu for much of the season, with the Spain international struggling for regular playing time with the La Liga giants.

The 23-year-old was set to be an integral part of Los Blancos when Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez as the manager, with the France legend impressed with Isco’s ability in the past.

However, since taking over, Zidane was reportedly shocked by his attitude on the pitch, and is pushing the attacking midfielder out of the club.

This has seen City and Juve both monitor the situation, with the Sky Blues already making contact over a potential transfer.

The Citizens also have an advantage over the Serie A champions due to the arrival of Pep Guardiola, with Isco keen to work for the former Barcelona gaffer.