Everton are yet to ‘take a step forward’ in the race for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, who is ‘willing’ to leave in January.
Isco has been heavily been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu for several months, having fallen out of favour under Zinedine Zidane.
He is keen to move to a new club and get the playing time that he needs, particularly as he looks to be a part of Spain’s squad for Euro 2020 next summer.
Sport cover the situation today and say the player has ‘stalled’ at the club and he is now ‘very clear’ that he needs to find himself a new club.
However, he currently has ‘no offer on the table’ despite a host of clubs being interested in his signature.
Juventus, Sevilla, AC Milan and Everton are all named as suitors who ‘follow’ him, as are Arsenal, but none of them are ‘taking a step forward’ at this moment in time.
That’s because Real Madrid are unwilling to give him away for free as they need money from a sale to strengthen their team.
His contract is also an issue, as he is currently earning €6.7m per season and while Sport don’t say he wants to maintain that, it has been reported elsewhere.
His main concern is finding a club where he can ‘have continuity’, something the likes of Everton could definitely offer him given their current options in midfield.
However, they are yet to make a move to secure his signature with his ‘low performances’ slowing the interest from them and several other clubs.