‘We don’t need to sell Isco’

Malaga Vice-President Moayad Shatat has warned Real Madrid and Manchester City that they will only sell Isco ‘at the right offer’.

The young playmaker confirmed earlier this week that both Madrid and City have put forward proposals for him to consider this summer, amid continued speculation that he will be sold.

However, Malaga have affirmed today that they will only sell the player, who has a €35m buyout clause, at an amount they are happy with.

“We have no need to sell Isco, so if the right offer isn’t presented, then we won’t even consider it,” Shatat told reporters today.

“Isco is a magnificent player, and we would never sell him for an unfair price.”

The club are expected to lose a number of players from their squad this summer, with Martin Demichelis expected to leave with his contract expired and Jeremy Toulalan linked with Atletico Madrid.

“This season Malaga will have a budget of over €40m .We’re looking at a medium to long-term project, so we’re not focusing on next month or next year, but working towards the best future for the club.

“We’ve made a fair offer to Demichelis and are awaiting his reply, and with regards to Toulalan, we haven’t had any negotiations with anyone. 

“At the end of the day, the club is above the players, and it is the club that should determine the conditions, not the footballers themselves.”

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