Liverpool and Manchester City target set to be used in new role at Madrid

Isco had been linked with a move away from Madrid, but now seems to have a purpose at the European Champions.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been given some promising news on his future by manager Carlo Ancelotti, which could end any possibility of a transfer this summer.

The 23-year-old had been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City following the arrivals of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez at the Bernabéu, but now looks to have a future in Madrid.

Kroos and Rodriguez, along with the likes of Angel Di Maria and Luka Modric all play similar roles to that of Isco, either in behind a striker or as the more attacking option in a three man midfield.

But Isco has now been told by Ancelotti that he will be more of a false nine, and fill in gaps in the Madrid attack, something that looks to rule out any possibility of an incoming striker.

"We've got Karim, who is very reliable, and we can use other players there. Isco can be a false nine,” Ancelotti said according to Marca.

“It isn't important to have a centre-forward who scores a lot of goals, but it is to have a player who can play Bale or Cristiano in. We're not going to look for another forward because we don't need one.”

The former AC Milan and Chelsea boss’ comments look to cut dead the rumours that Monaco striker Radamel Falcao could be on the way to the club.

It also puts to an end the apparent interest in Isco from the Premier League, as the young Spaniard will look to delve into his new role as a utility player for the European Champions.

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