Chelsea have upper hand in transfer battle for £45m-rated Real Madrid ace Isco

Chelsea could have been handed a huge boost in their battle for Real Madrid ace Isco.

The Blues have a long-running interest in the midfielder, who is highly regarded in La Liga.

But following seven seasons at the Bernabeu a summer departure is now expected.

According to Spanish new outlet El Desmarque , the £45m-rated playmaker is considering a move to west London although is yet to make any firm decisions.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Premier League heavyweights Manchester City have also been sniffing around.

Nevertheless, Chelsea could hold one massive trump card. It’s suggested his partner, Sara Salamo, fancies a move to London.

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Whether Frank Lampard will want to snare the Spain international after paying £33m for Hakim Ziyech remains to be seen, though.

The talented forward will arrive at the end of the season from Ajax.

“I think he has an incredible left foot. He has an elegance about him that can find a pass,” Lampard said when asked about his new recruit.

“I see a player that hopefully can have a big imprint on our team and the Premier League.

“At times this season we've missed the player with the finishing touch. Hopefully he can be a piece of that puzzle.

“I know he's not coming now but it's something exciting for us as a club and the fans to have him next year.”

Chelsea and Liverpool are also in the running for Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho.

Ex-Anfield favourite Steve McManaman thinks he’ll favour the side that will offer him regular first-team football.

“I think he’d prefer to go somewhere where he will start week-in and week-out,” he told talkSPORT .

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“I don’t think there’s any problem with that.

“The other thing is the cost implications; how much is he going to cost?

“No doubt, he’s an extremely bright prospect, he’s doing really well in Dortmund, he plays regularly and he’s a star there.

“Whether Liverpool would go for him now is something that I don’t know and if he was available, he’d command big money and I presume there are a number of clubs that would go for him.”

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