- Chelsea have pulled out of £75m transfer for Real Madrid star Isco
- The Spanish international demanded for more money following PSG late interest
- Chelsea chiefs were set to seal Isco's deal and had agreed to cough out about £100m to include add-ons
Premier league giants Chelsea have surprisingly called off their chase for Real Madrid midfielder Isco after the Spaniard demanded for extra money.
According to a UK Metro report citing Sun, Chelsea and Isco representatives had agreed a £75m deal including add-ons sending the deal to £100m, but the Los Blancos star suddenly demanded for more ‘cash’ after late interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Isco now faces a tough spell at the Los Blancos as the Santiago dwellers were looking forward to cash in on a midfielder no longer in the club’s long-term plans.
On the other hand, Chelsea boss Mauricio Sarri is reportedly devastated with the club’s decision with the surprise U-turn, as the Italian was already preparing to play Isco along with talisman Eden Hazard.
Speaking last week Isco revealed he had no plans to leave Real Madrid in the January transfer window.
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“I’m very excited about the new year,” Isco was quoted as saying to Deportes Cuatro.
“I’m not going to go in the winter market, I’m very happy, of course I want to continue with Madrid to continue winning titles,” he added.
Chelsea are expected to sign a new striker this January with Sarri eyeing the pair of Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and AC Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Real Madrid playmaker Isco has revealed he is not ready to join Chelsea in January despite falling out-of-favour with Santiago Solari.
The Spain international has started just once under the Argentine manager and was booed by fans during Los Blancos Champions League 3-0 loss to CSKA Moscow.
But the former Malaga player has insisted he will not be leaving the Bernabeu before the summer and added he will fight his way back into the starting XI.
The winter transfer window officially opens today, January 1, 2019.
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