Man City top brass remain confident of landing £35m Spain star soon

Manchester City are set to start the January window off with a bang by making a concrete move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco, according to the Metro.

The silky Spaniard has long been linked with a switch to the Etihad Stadium ever since Manuel Pellegrini was installed as the club’s manager, having worked with the Chilean at Malaga.

In fact, it is thought that the 23-year old was very close to signing for the club in the summer of 2013 before Los Blancos made an eleventh hour swoop to land him for around £30m.

However, despite impressing at the Santiago Bernabeu at times, the La Roja international has failed to nail down a regular starting berth amid an array of illustrious attacking names jostling for places.

He has reportedly fallen out with manager Rafa Benitez and was spotted laughing on the bench when Rayo Vallecano scored against his side before the winter break, though the Madrid giants went on to win 10-2.

Now, reports suggest top brass in Manchester are confident of landing the £35m rated star this week as they look for reinforcements to secure a third title in 5 years.