Newcastle United have been ‘interested’ in Isco’s situation at Real Madrid, reports AS.

The attacking midfielder was hoping Carlo Ancelotti’s return to the Bernabéu would improve his chances of featuring regularly this term. That hasn’t happened as he has featured only seven times this season and has made only one appearance since September.

Isco is not included in Ancelotti’s plans and has a contract expiring in 2022. He has five months to ‘try to turn the situation’ and find the ‘best possible destination’.

There was an offer from Major League Soccer, but the 29-year-old was not keen on moving to the United States. He prefers to continue in a more competitive league, such as in Germany or England.

This is where the Tyneside club fits in. The report explains ‘Newcastle call Isco’ and are ‘willing to try his signing’ in January.

Eddie Howe’s side are currently in the relegation zone and their new owners want to attract ‘major’ players in January. According to AS, the ex-Malaga star ‘tops the list’ of targets. Isco earns €6m net per year and it won’t be a problem for the Magpies to match.

The report explains agent Marco Kirdemir has a mandate to find a destination for Isco, and he doesn’t hide that there are proposals from both England and Germany. He is of the belief a move to the Premier League would fit perfectly for the Spaniard.

Real Madrid ‘feared’ losing Isco for nothing next summer, but with Newcastle’s interest, there is still a chance they could earn from his sale in the winter market.