Pep Guardiola steps up hunt for Real Madrid star Isco as replacement for David Silva with Zidane des

Pep Guardiola steps up hunt for Real Madrid star Isco as replacement for David Silva with Zidane des
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    MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly monitoring Real Madrid playmaker Isco as a long-term replacement for outgoing star David Silva  Next summer, the Premier League champions' long-serving Spaniard will move on when his contract expires  That will create a big gap in Pep Guardiola's midfield that he will want to replace with a player capable of meeting his style and incredibly high standards  Spanish newspaper MARCA state that the City boss retains the admiration he has held for Isco for a number of years  Once the Lancashire club finalise their £60million move for Atletico Madrid anchor man Rodri, attention could remain fixed on the Spanish capital  Isco reportedly wants to stick around at Real and fight for his place and he has another fan in Zinedine Zidane  But the club acknowledge that a bid of around £70m could tempt them into a sale  With Eden Hazard arriving as direct competition to the 27-year-old, Madrid's summer spending tipped £270m and the club are keeping an eye on their Financial Fair Play picture  Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao and Luka Jovic have also arrived to bulk out Los Blancos' squad considerably  And Marcos Llorente has already been let go as they seek to recoup some spending - with Mateo Kovacic not far behind  New clubs are also reportedly being found for Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, who is set for Napoli David Silva may have played last Manchester City game after £12m Qatar offer
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