Manchester United and Manchester City are being linked with Malaga midfielder Isco. The Daily Star Sunday says Isco has been rated at £30million but the buy-out clause in his contract is much less, at £17m.
Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez - to give him his full name - is making a big impact in the Champions League this season.
That alerted United but now the strongest interest is said to be coming from City.
The Premier League champions have strong Spanish contacts through chief executive Ferran Soriano and new football director Txiki Begiristain.