Rumour Reel: Isco to Man Utd, while Milan monitor Michy and City scout Celtic starlet
Robbie Purves | 11 October 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
Jose Mourinho could splash out in the summer window, with Real Madrid midfielder Isco to Manchester United mentioned on today’s back pages.
Los Blancos’ wantaway creative midfielder has hinted at a move away from Madrid and cited lack of playing time as the determining factor to whether he stays at the Bernabeu.
Isco to Man Utd
Mourinho’s men have struggled when it comes to cutting edge and creativity this season and, with Wayne Rooney fading from the starting XI set-up, a place for Isco to slot into has opened up.
There also appears to be a willingness to move from Madrid by the Spaniard. Speaking about his future, Isco said: “If I’ve still only made a few appearances by the end of the season, I’ll look elsewhere.”
The former Malaga man has only made one La Liga start this term and appears to be an attainable talent in the coming windows.
However, Isco is contracted at Real until 2018, so they could demand a large fee, especially as a transfer ban lingers over both the Bernabeu. Madrid’s out of favour creator has notched a total of 26 assists in his previous two seasons, but United could face competition from Manchester City.
Milan monitor Michy
Despite only moving to Stamford bridge this summer, it appears Antonio Conte’s Belgium youngster could be on the move, with Michy Batshuayi to AC Milan rumoured.
According to reports, the 23-year-old is on Milan’s forward reinforcement list. Batshuayi is yet to start a Premier League game and, with the San Siro side looking to spend big under new ownership, could look to land the former Marseille man.
Conte, however, has previously stated that Batshuayi is a long-term investment. Therefore, it depends on the striker if the player decides to force a move in favour of first team football.
A loan move could be more likely, but would still see Diego Costa become the only out-and-out striker at Stamford Bridge.
Batshuayi netted 23 in Ligue 1 last season and was bought by the Blues for £33.15m.
City scout Celtic youngster
Fresh off the back of Celtic’s 13-year-old youngster hitting the headlines, Man City have reportedly begun scouting Karamoko Dembele.
The teenager played for the Hoops’ Under-20s last week and the Sky Blues reportedly want to add him to their growing academy.
Celtic and the Etihad outfit have forged a strong relationship over the last few years. It has seen has seen Dedryck Boyata, Jason Denayer and most recently Patrick Roberts head over the border.
City recently snapped up highly-rated prospect Jadon Sancho from Watford for £300k and reportedly hope to make Dembele another addition.
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