Manchester United Transfer News: United Target Isco Could Be on the Move

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIAugust 10, 2012

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  Isco of Spain is pursued by Roger Espinoza of Honduras during the Men's Football first round Group D match between Spain and Honduras on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games  at St James' Park on July 29, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
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Manchester United could be set for some good news in the transfer window this summer with the development that transfer target Isco could be on the move from Spanish club Malaga.

The 20-year-old was rumored to be a target for the Red Devils (per The Metro), and given Malaga's current financial troubles, United may be able to pick up the talented starlet on a significantly reduced offer.

The Red Devils have now made informal enquiries about Isco's availability. Old Trafford officials apparently wish to gauge his level of interest in a move to the Premier League and, if they receive a positive response, will make a formal bid.

Isco, who cost Malaga £4.7 million when he moved from Valencia in July 2011, has a £16 million buyout clause in his contract. Given Malaga's need to sell, United will look to pick up a bargain by offering considerably less than that figure.

The midfielder has revealed since then that in an ideal world, he would like to remain at his current club, but conceded that he could well be on the move this summer—increasing the chances of a United offer for the 20-year-old.

Isco told reporters via Goal that:

My intention is to stay [at Malaga] but if the club decides that I have to go, I'll have no choice. We have to keep working and hope all that is resolved.

Thus it seems both good news and bad news for the Red Devils, then. Good news in that Isco could be on the move this summer and that Malaga seems approachable about it; bad news in that the 20-year-old rising star doesn't want to move from his current club.

Arsenal picked up the steal of the summer transfer window by landing former Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla on a significantly reduced transfer fee (per Fox Sports).

It seems that Sir Alex Ferguson will try and emulate a similar move for Isco.


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