Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is weighing up a January move for unwanted Real Madrid midfielder Isco as he looks to galvanise his flagging Gunners revolution.
That’s according to Spanish publication Sport, who say the midfielder is allowed to leave the Spanish giants next month but at present doesn’t have an offer on the table.
Sport adds that Everton have an interest in the Spain international, as well as Juventus, Sevilla and AC Milan.
It is not known what sort of fee Real would want for a player who has only featured 10 times in all competitions so far this season.
The Spain international’s contract runs until 2022 but Real are eager to get his annual wages of £6m-a-season off their books.
Arteta is under intensifying pressure in his role as Arsenal manager after a six-game winless run in the Premier League.
The Gunners are languishing way down in 15th in the Premier League table after drawing 1-1 at home to Southampton in midweek.
The 28-year-old Isco would be an exciting addition for Arsenal but fending off interest from Europe’s elite clubs will prove a devilish task.
Everton have an ace up their sleeve in Carlo Ancelotti as well – he previously worked with Isco during his time as manager of Real.
Arsenal are away against Everton in Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off, while Isco and Real are gearing up to meet Eibar on Sunday in LaLiga.