Manchester City target and Malaga midfielder Isco is being persuaded by his Spanish team-mates to reject a move to the Premier League in order to join Spanish side Real Madrid instead.

Reports came out earlier in the week that new City boss Manuel Pelligrini is interested in bringing Isco to the Etihad Stadium with him and would offer up to £30m for the midfielder, but it looks like he may have to persuade him to come to England.

Isco worked with Pelligrini last season as both of them were at Malaga and it is highly-likely that the midfielder will follow Pelligrini to England, but during the European U21 Championships, the 21-year-old has been taking advice from fellow Spaniards about his future and the majority of them are advising him to stay in Spain and join Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants are also very interested in Isco and they are now likely to table a bid for the Malaga player as well.

Isco is currently in Israel for the European U21 Championships as his side are in the final, where they will face Italy, and the midfielder has revealed a few players have been telling him to stay in Spain rather than join City.

Isco said: "Those [Morata, Nacho and Carvajal] indeed are the guys insisting [for the move to Real Madrid]. We'll see what happens.

"I try to draw the line there. We have the Under 21 final and need to focus all five senses on that now."

New Manchester City boss has already been busy in the transfer market as he has already signed Sevilla's winger Jesus Navas for an initial £14.9m and also signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho for a whopping £34m.


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