Manchester City are ready to pounce for Real Madrid midfielder Isco. The Daily Star Sunday says City will swoop for Isco after a high-profile agent revealed he's been squeezed out of the Bernabeu.

Isco, 22, chose Real instead of joining his old Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad last summer when he signed for £25 million.

But the signs are clear that the City boss could make a move this week with agent Francois Gallardo giving a mysterious clue to his future.

Gallardo said: "There is a player at Real Madrid who arrived last summer and the next season will leave again.

"I don't know whether he is to be loaned or sold. But it's Isco."

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