€30m Chelsea and City target's brother - He seems 'perkier' at current club

Isco does not seem to be on his way from Real Madrid anytime soon.

Last summer many a team was keeping tabs on talented young Spaniard Isco - as his career sky rocketed as part of an excellent season at Malaga.

With that in mind Premier League teams were among those said to be keeping tabs on his services.

Among the favourites to snap him up were Chelsea - as incoming manager Jose Mourinho reportedly carried a torch for him after being impressed during his time managing Real Madrid in Spain.

However the overwhelming favourites were Manchester City. His former Malaga boss Manuel Pelelgrini was heading to Eastlands - and the Chilean was ready to swoop for this talented future star.

But in the end they all failed - as Real Madrid won the race for the €30 million 21-year-old.

Unfortunately for him his move has not yet been a success. The formation at Real is not conducive to his playing style while the arrival of Gareth Bale was never going to help matters.

With that in mind the interest from City and Chelsea has reared its head - while Manchester United and Arsenal have seen their names tentatively thrown into the ring for his services.

Reports recently have suggested he is down - and wants a move, however Real are reluctant to sell such a brilliant talent they only recently invested in. Meanwhile former Malaga defender Fernando Sanz has urged him to be patient in the capital - insisting his time will come.

Either way it seems he is now much happier at the club - and that is coming from a very reliable source.

His brother.

Antonio Carlos Alarcon Suarez has been speaking about his little brother’s future this week - stating:

"He has been a bit down, but now he seems perkier and he's working hard. Isco is very integrated into the group and gets involved. He's getting on well with his teammates and has a good time. He's a player that needs contact with the ball; that's his style. Other players may be more explosive and in just a few minutes can get into the game. What the Real fans have with my brother is something really nice. They took to him from the very beginning."

Signing Isco so soon after his big money move was always a long-shot - but his brother seems to have poured a rather large bucket of cold water over such rumours now.

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