Chelsea Secure First Option To Sign Highly-Rated Spanish Attacker

By on January 18, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Chelsea are favourites to land Isco.


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Chelsea are now regarded as favourites to sign highly-rated Spanish youngster Isco after securing first option to buy the attacker from Malaga in the summer, according to the Daily Express.

Isco has become one of the most exciting attackers in Spain since joining Malaga from Valencia in 2011 and has scored 11 goals in his 57 games so for the club.

His impressive form seems to have attracted the interest of several top European clubs with the Express claiming Malaga rejected a £13m bid from Real Madrid for the 20-year-old this month.

However, it appears Chelsea are now in the driving seat with the report claiming Malaga agreed to give the Blues first refusal on Isco as part of a deal that saw Lucas Piazon move to the La Liga outfit from the European champions earlier this week.

Malaga have financial troubles and it seems only a matter of time before they’re forced to cash-in on Isco, so a summer move could be on the cards.

The youngster has represented Spain at every youth level but is yet to make his senior debut, having been an unused substitute during friendlies with Serbia and South Korea last May.

The Express believe Chelsea have identified the attacking midfielder as a potential replacement for Frank Lampard – who’s expected to leave Stamford Bridge when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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Should he move to West London, Isco will join an ever-growing Spanish contingent at Chelsea that already includes Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu,  Cesar Azpilicueta an striker Fernando Torres.

Would Chelsea fans like to see Isco come to Stamford Bridge? Get involved in the comments section below.

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  1. Desmond

    January 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

    i would prefer the following to be listed in chelsea squad like isco,willian,falcao,falliani and baines i wish the managers may consider this.

  2. Tony

    January 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    He is a gud player no dapt roman go for hin am william

  3. Alex

    January 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Isco will be a good addition to chelsea squred.

    • Vitalis

      January 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      I don’t know what rafa ben is toying with us,imagine how his myopic vision made us lose our great to other clubs this transfer,we need strikers like falcao,mordric and not people like torres,again we need coaches like mourinho,guus hindick, and R.D.M.UP blues till i die,benitez we don’t need u,booooooooo

  4. Leo

    January 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I’v to say i’m not in support of the move. . Yes he’s young and good but we practically have all the midfield players we need. . We just need a perfect striker . . Thats all . . We cant buy all the best players all the time

  5. Akin

    January 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    piazon is more great than isco

  6. Billy Buster

    January 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Yes isco n willian d ar gud playr but all we need 4 now is a top strikr like schorriel,falcao,or cavani,com 2 tink of it why is it dat cfc dnt try our young strs like islan .f. Piazon,lukaku even kakuta? Or is isco bettr dab joshmckran?

  7. Billy Buster

    January 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Yes isco n willian d ar gud playr but all we need 4 now is a top strikr like schorriel,falcao,or cavani,com 2 tink of it why is it dat cfc dnt try our young strs like islan .f. Piazon,lukaku even kakuta? Or is isco bettr dan joshmckran?

  8. J.babyface

    January 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Isco is and good 4 d squard, i want william, falcao or cavani modic, higuin, hamsik, bains and aspas then offload torres, malouda, farrera, cole n lampard. My blood is blue 4eva. Up chelsea!!!

  9. raheem reliwan defoe

    January 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    we need players like william,isco,falcao,fellaini,ben arfa.

  10. WALEX

    January 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm


  11. Destiny Ehi

    January 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Pls mr. Roman we just need striker now replacement 4 frank lampard, 4 striker carvini & falcao 4 miferd willam & fallani

  12. yardley

    January 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    roman get this gifted player to chelsea he can take place of lampard and if get luckly kaka for free then chelsea will be both unstopable get isco first

  13. chisexy

    January 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    isco is a gud player and he wil fit in d club,,bt wat we need now are strikers and gud attackers like mata,hazard,moses and oscar,so times 2 of dis players i tink chelsea wil hv substitute,most important a striker 2 suport demba ba,pls get falcao,cavani,wilians,bains,marcelo.

  14. O'hena

    January 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I can see all d club wants now is young and talented footballers.primarily we need an attacker so we can free Torres,sumone plz tell Rafa 2 try playing a 4-4-2 formation perhaps it will work on Torres.

  15. Ali Iddrisu Mandela

    January 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Isco is a good and talented player,he stil young and chelsea team is full of young players and i think he can fit well in the team.He will be happy work with his countrymen.

  16. Federal

    January 19, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Al dat cfc needs now is a striker, cavani nt even falcoa, we need sum 1 dat wil allow remeires 2 b pushin d attack, fellani is a gud option, willians nd isco ar gud but we dnt need dem nw, malaga wnts 2 take advantage of cfc, we gave dem piazon nd they wnts 2 sell isco 2 us, piazon nd isco who is beta, giv piazon a playin time nd u wil 4ever b api nd pls tel benitex 2 b usin mata, oscar nd hazard 2geda until moses rturns, blues al d way.

  17. ohunayo

    January 19, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Isco and wilian are enough,we dnt need strikers anymore Demba Ba wil do good

  18. Jackson o

    January 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Isco is needed n our squad now ,torres is playn rubbish ,roman make us proud bring R. Falcao for ur, he got d speed,pest.strenght, skill, infact hi hv it all,is a perfect replcment 4 double DD

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  20. Michael

    January 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Roman wath club needs nw is a gud coach nw dat fulish man benitez we dnt want him atall.

  21. Michael

    January 19, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Roman wath club needs nw is a gud coach. nt dat fulish man benitez we dnt want him atall.

  22. Coleman Bivicusinaya.

    January 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Dear,Romans wat chelsea need presently is sharp striker such as cavani,falcao,luis,and williams 2 represent our depature vetrant Lampard.(Zola 4 permanant manager). Thats wat chelsea need 2 improve it Level.

  23. Akrai kenneth

    January 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I think the spainard attacker Isco will be an influencial player to the chelsea squad with the combination with Juan mata,Eden hazard nd Oscar…i think they should land him at stamford bridge.

  24. Mighty

    January 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    We jst nd a gud coach 2 replace benithez even b4 window close nxt 2mrw thnk of buying plyrs.


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  26. Kibirango Bob

    February 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    ISCO!!! will he not turn a flop like many of the Chelsea new signings?

  27. afolabi Nigeria

    February 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I prefer cAvani to falcao,luke shaw to baines,diego in. German club to replace lampard,our young loaned player to. Return back in likes of lukaku mcechran debryne etc.I Agree wit cahilL chelseA players are tired So these young lads can blend wit old boys b4 thEy all leave and beniteZ Shd be replaced he;s not fit 4 d job I see him as a racist to av remove mikel in dat crucial Game its unfair.

  28. AFo

    February 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    GooD lUck. To. Cfc

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