Manchester City are prepared to sacrifice Spanish whizkid Denis Suarez in their deal for Malaga winger Isco.

The Daily Star says the 21-year-old has been a revelation in Spain and tipped to become the next big star of European football.

City have already tabled a cash-plus-player bid of £16.9m, with Spanish youth international Denis Suarez believed to be the man offered as a makeweight.

Malaga would prefer a straight cash deal and are holding out for around £25m, which is unlikely to prove a stumbling block with City prepared to back their new man.