Date: 21st December 2016 at 7:27pm
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Real Madrid midfielder Isco will be offered a new contract by the Spanish club, according to but the player is reluctant to sign on the dotted line unless he gets assurances about his first team chances over the next few months.

The 24 -year-old’s current deal expires in 2018 but Real are keen to extend the contract in order to protect the player’s value in the transfer market. Isco is, however, trying to keep his options open.

He has started 12 games under manager Zinedine Zidane this season but he has never fully established himself as a first team player which has led to speculation about his departure from the Bernabeu.

Arsenal have been tipped as a potential future club for the Spanish international by the Mirror but any move looks likely to come in the summer rather than in the January transfer window. With just one year left on his current contract at the end of the season, the playmaker could be available for a much lower fee as well.