Chelsea highly-rated target confirms interest in playing for club next season

In what will come as a blow to Premier League clubs interested in signing him, Real Madrid play-maker, Isco has stated his desire to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu next season, according to report from Calciomercato.

The 25-year-old Spain international had looked set to leave the Champions League winners after struggling to get into the side at the beginning of the season, but with injury to Gareth Bale and his own upturn in form, the former Malaga man insists that Los Blancos remains home to him.

Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea were all rumored to be interested in his services, but there are reports coming from Spain that a new contract is in the offing for the classy player, that will put paid to all speculation linking him with a move away.

Isco has enjoyed his beat year at Madrid, finally delivering some of that consistency that allowed the club to shell out huge money on him in the summer of 2013. Speaking after the UCL final win over Juventus, Isco ended all speculation with an exit, saying, “I hope to sign a new deal soon,” “There is no better place to play, or to be. This is the best club in the world”

Despite Bale being fit for the final, Isco was chosen ahead of the Welshman, in what was seen as just reward for a player who has contributed so much on the way to winning La Liga and also retaining the Champions League.

He joined the 12-time Champions League winners four years ago, and has scored 33 goals in 191 matches, winning a raft of trophies in that time.