Madrid ‘decide to sell James, Isco’

Real Madrid will offer James Rodriguez and Isco to interested parties this summer after Florentino Perez decided on their future, reports say.

AS claim the President has been unimpressed with the pair this season, James for not performing the way a €80m signing should and Isco for not taking his chances under Zinedine Zidane.

James was on thin ice after he didn’t get along with Zidane’s predecessor Rafa Benitez and with no improvement since Zidane took over, it’s suggested Perez has lost patience.

There’s also dissatisfaction with James for pushing for a new contract after only one season at the club, and amid his below-par performances.

Isco’s case is different as his recent display of petulance when being replaced at Las Palmas is what has tipped the balance against him.

He also caught the evil eye when he appeared reluctant to celebrate a goal against Levante shortly after he came off the bench.

Reports in Italy say Juventus are keen on Isco and are trying to use Alvaro Morata to convince the midfielder to go to Turin, but Pep Guardiola may also want him at Manchester City, with a €45m fee mooted.

Madrid may try to recoup the €80m they paid Monaco in 2014 for James, with Premier League clubs Chelsea, Manchester United and City mentioned.

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