Manchester City are willing to sell Sami Nasri in order to fund a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, according to the Daily Express.
The 22-year-old’s stunning form with the European champions has led to Manuel Pellegrini, his boss at former club Malaga, identifying Isco as the player to bring some much-needed creativity to his midfield.
As a result, it is reported that the Blues are willing to sell Frenchman Nasri to Juventus this summer to circumvent the Financial Fair Play regulations that would come into play should they secure Isco.
Even so, any City offer to entice the Spain international away from the Santiago Bernabeu would need to be significant as Isco has emerged as a key player for Carlo Ancelotti this season, after appearing to lose his way last term.
So much so, that the Italian was jeered by a section of fans when he substituted Isco during last weekend’s 1-1 home draw with Villarreal.
Nasri has been linked with a move to Turin as a replacement for Paul Pogba, who has been attracting heavy interest from some of Europe’s big clubs and is mulling over a possible move away from Italy at the end of the current campaign.