Real Madrid challenge Man City for Malaga star Isco

Real Madrid are ready to battle Manchester City for Malaga winger Isco.

New City sports chief Txiki Begiristain has already opened talks with Malaga about a January deal for Isco, which would include loaning the youngster back to the Spanish Liga club for the second-half of the season.

Real are also keen and willing to meet Isco's buyout clause of €21 million.

For his part, Isco insists he's happy at Malaga, though the prospect of playing for Real has turned his head.

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