Chelsea held negotiations with €60m-rated La Liga midfielder

Chelsea are keeping tabs with Real Madrid attacker Francisco Alarcón Isco and set to battle with Man United, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus for the player. London club have problems in the midfield as Cesc Fabregas moved to Monaco, Danny Drinkwater linked with several clubs, Ruben Loftus-Cheek got an injury, and they need back-up.

Spain international is the best option in this situation as he also wants to get regular game time and ready to listen to offers from European clubs. Maurizio will do everything to sign him this July, but it will be difficult as Red Devils, Citizens, Reds, Gunners and Bianconeri also planning to make a bid during the transfer window.

There will be a contest for the attacker, and his price could become much more. The 27-year-old attacker joined the Spanish club from Malaga in 2013 with a £30m deal. He is one of the best midfielders in Europe and a key figure for the club.

In this campaign, Spanish superstar played 37 matches, scored six goals and made one assist in all tournament. It is an excellent result, and he can improve his consequences if he gets a regular place in the starting line-up. Francisco has contracted with the Los Blancos until 2022, and his release clause is nearly £60m.

He regularly plays in the Furia Roja squad and also helped them to reach the playoff in the 2018 World Cup, but after losing in a penalty shoot-out against Russia, they kicked out from the competition. Probably Alarcón will accept the correct offer from the Italian coach.