With Zinedine Zidane favouring a 4-3-3 with Casemiro in front of the defence, the era of the attacking midfielder at Real Madrid seems to be coming to an end, which could benefit a club like Chelsea, who play two behind their main striker.
While wingers like Eden Hazard, Pedro or Willian have been used there, having a natural player in that position could be a plus for Antonio Conte, and Isco certainly fills that bill.
The Spaniard has been out of favour at the Bernabeú this season, and once again hinted he could be off this summer at the weekend when he played his first full 90 minutes since the 29th of October.
Marca on Tuesday discuss where the player could end up, and Stamford Bridge appears to be one of the two likely destinations for the attacking midfielder, the other being Manchester City, especially since they have already made their interest in the player known.
In fact, the Spanish newspaper claim Chelsea have made contact with a lawyer from Valencia who acts as an intermediary for Isco and his father.
The player is also said to favour a move to England for the next step in his career, despite interest from Juventus and Barcelona, for ‘financial and sporting reasons’, giving the Blues an extra boost in their favour.
Antonio Conte is bound to shuffle things around a bit in his second summer in charge of Chelsea, and with Champions League football returning to Stamford Bridge added to Roman Abramovich’s backing, he could attract some very talented players.
Like Isco, for example.