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Real Madrid is ready to cash in on Isco this winter, as they look to fund a move for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. Los Blancos have offered the Spaniard to English outfit, Chelsea, for £44m, as they look to raise a sum of £50m for the Dane.

Isco arrived at Real Madrid from Malaga in 2013 and has established himself as a crucial part of the lineup since then. However, the 27-year-old has struggled to create an impact under Zinedine Zidane this season.

Tottenham’s Eriksen has been on the radar of Real Madrid for quite some time. The Danish international will become a free agent this summer if Mourinho and Levy fail to tie him down to a new deal.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is said to be in high spirits on the eve of the transfer window. The Blues got their ban two-window ban upheld in January, meaning they can buy players this winter.

Lampard is also rumoured to be targeting a replacement for Eden Hazard, who left for Real Madrid in a £130m deal this summer. However, the Englishman has already stated that the Blues won’t be spending over the line even if they get the right player.

“I think you’ve got to be careful about being too reactionary – ban lifted and defeat to Everton – it’s quite easy to come to that conclusion,” he said.

“Just as much as people at the start of the season who were saying we’ve got all these young boys, this is going to be no problem, we don’t need any players.

“I think at a club like Chelsea there needs to be a balance. You have a strong squad which I believe we have but you have to look at can we strengthen.” 

“And there will time times going forward, whether it’s January or next summer, of course we’re going to look at an opportunity to strengthen because we want to improve.”

Chelsea are also interested in Jadon Sancho, Timo Werner, and Wilfried Zaha as well.