Milan’s new Chinese owners reportedly want Real Madrid midfielder Isco to spearhead their project.
According to AS, the Chinese consortium that recently bought out Silvio Berlusconi’s 99.93 percent stake in Milan have committed to spending €350m on new players over the next three years in a bid to re-establish the Rossoneri as a European force.
Thus, their first step of “exciting the fans” with a marquee signing has taken them to Isco, who is said to be up for sale after Madrid deemed him surplus to requirements, with James Rodriguez seemingly staying and Marco Asensio breaking through.
The Italian giants are keen to push through Carlos Bacca’s sale for €30m so they can approach Los Blancos, however the latter are under no obligation to sell and would therefore only consider a fee upwards of €30m – what they paid Malaga in 2013.
The 24-year-old made 43 appearances for Madrid last season but completed just 12 of them and was left out of Spain’s Euro 2016 squad as a result.