Alvaro Morata has revealed he would like Chelsea to sign Real Madrid’s Isco if they could sign any player from the club.
Speaking on Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Morata was quizzed about his former side and says Isco is a key member of the Madrid team.
“I would take [Isco] to Chelsea now when I return [from the Spanish camp], but I think that right now he has one of the most important roles at Madrid. In the national team he is also key. I think he is unstoppable when he feels important. The whole world has seen it since he took the reins at Madrid.
“He is the most important player at Real Madrid and in the national team. He changes the games, he makes the difference. He dances with the ball. Furthermore, he is my friend.”
The Spanish striker has found his name in the headlines during the international break as he discusses his summer move from Real Madrid.
Isco has stepped up to the mark at Real Madrid over the course of the last 12 months, finding a regular place in the side after injuries to Gareth Bale forced Zinedine Zidane to tinker his systems.
The diminutive Spanish playmaker was a key player in their run to winning another Champions League title last season.
The 25-year-old has already scored four goals and registered three assists this season, despite Madrid’s struggles in La Liga.
Chelsea’s £500million stadium rebuild ‘will not be ready until at least 2024’
Chelsea’s plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge have reportedly suffered a setback.
The Premier League champions were granted planning permission earlier this year to build a new £500million state-of-the-art stadium on the same site as their current home.
Club chiefs had been hoping to have the new arena, which will boost capacity to 60,000, ready in time for the 2021-22 season.
But, according to the Daily Mail, the move has now been delayed until at least 2024.
Their report claim works around the ground are scheduled to start next year but Chelsea will continue to play at Stamford Bridge until 2020.
They will then move into a temporary home for FOUR YEARS while the ground is redeveloped.
Wembley is the most likely venue for Chelsea to use during their Stamford Bridge exile, while it also has been suggested they could use West Ham’s London Stadium.
Owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly not yet decided how to pay the £500m cost of the new stadium, with suggestions he has been in talks with a Chinese group over potential investment.