Italian club pushing to sign out-of-contract Isco

Isco Real Madrid
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Serie A giants AS Roma are pushing to sign former Real Madrid star Isco this summer.

Isco left Real Madrid following the expiration of his contract last month after being reduced to a squad role in the last 18 months with Los Blancos.

According to media outlet AS, Roma boss Jose Mourinho share the same agent with Isco and is hoping that could key in talks to sign the former Real Madrid midfielder.

Spanish sides Sevilla and Real Betis have already indicated their interest in signing the former Real Madrid star with Premier League side Newcastle United also interested.

As expected, Isco is prioritising joining a club where he will be guaranteed a starting role after being more of a squad player at Real Madrid in recent years.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has sent a message to Kylian Mbappe after he turned down the chance to join Real Madrid this summer.

Mbappe appeared destined to leave PSG in a free transfer and join the European and Spanish champions this summer.

He instead snubbed a move to Real Madrid and signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain that keeps him tied to the club until 2025.

“Mbappe decided as he decided, that is his right and now he lives with that decision. It goes on,” Modric told Sportske.

“We all thought he would come to us, it didn’t happen and – now what? Well, we’re not going to crucify the man.

“Mbappe is a great player, but as I always repeat, in any context, no player is more important than the club. Real is the greatest, above every player and it will always be like that.

“Who knows what can happen tomorrow, let alone in three or four years in football? Only time will tell.”