Isco to Chelsea latest: Blues offered transfer, midfielder’s stance, £47m bid, agent contacted

Chelsea could be set for a busy end to the January transfer window.

The Blues are eyeing several additions as Frank Lampard looks to strengthen his back-line and also add attacking options to his squad.

One name that has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Real Madrid midfielder Isco, who is reportedly surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu.

The Spanish international has only made six league starts under Zinedine Zidane this season, and hasn’t scored or assisted in La Liga.

Lampard has previously spoken about Chelsea’s need to replace Eden Hazard’s goals and creativity, so will the Blues offer Isco a route to reignite his career?

Here’s what we know about the rumours linking the playmaker to Chelsea.

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January bid

Chelsea are looking to bolster the creativity provided by their midfield in the January transfer window after lodging a €52m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Isco.

That’s according to Spanish outlet El Desmarque, although they state that a transfer for the Spain international is more likely to occur at the end of the season rather than in the winter window.

Isco’s decision

According to Spanish outlet  Eldesmarque in December, Isco has ruled out a move to Chelsea and is instead holding out to join Manchester City, with David Silva set to leave Pep Guardiola’s side at the end of the season.

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Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco

According to The Express last month, Real Madrid offered Chelsea the chance to sign Isco in a £44million deal.

The Spanish giants are reportedly trying to offload the Spanish midfielder to make way for a £50m move for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen in January.

Agent ‘contacted’

El Desmarque Madrid have recently reported that Chelsea are ‘doing everything’ to try and sign Isco before the end of January.

The Blues have reportedly spoken the…