It is no secret that Tottenham and now Arsenal and Manchester United are watching the Isco situation with Tottenham having tried to sign him in the summer only for the player to make a late decision to stay at Real Madrid.
He doesn't want to leave and was determined to fight for his place but that isn't going according to plan. This season he has played just 192 minutes of football, 66 of those in the meaningless UEFA Supercup. Are they trying to force him to leave in January? The club have played 10 games, so 900 minutes of football.
The 24-year-old (25 next April) attacking-midfielder is under contract until 2018 and Real Madrid wanted to cash in this summer. The longer he stays now the more his price drops. I'm expecting us to continue to work behind the scenes to try and buy him in January.