Real Madrid have begun talks with Malaga over the transfer of attacking midfielder Isco, according to Spanish reports.
According to Diario AS, Real are discussing Isco with Malaga sporting director Mario Husillos and general manager Vicente Casado, as well as the player's lawyer and father. Malaga director Francisco Martin Aguilar said: “Madrid are very interested in him. But so far there is nothing official.”
Manchester City and Monaco are also interested, according to AS.
Meanwhile, Marca quotes Aguilar as saying: "It fills us with pride that a lad that has come through at Málaga to become the player he has. If he goes it will be to a big club and it will be to the benefit of the coffers at the club."
Isco's contract has a release clause of €35 million, according to Marca. AS reports that Real Madrid want to include players in the deal to lower the price.
Isco, 21, has scored eight goals in 35 La Liga appearances this season. He joined Malaga from Valencia in 2011.