Chelsea have reportedly decided against lodging an approach for Real Madrid attacker Isco after witnessing the transfer fees reach substantial margins.
The west London side were hoping to seal a £75m deal for the Spain international during the winter period with both the player and agent earning an additional £25m in terms of signing-on bonuses.
However, the additional interest from Paris Saint-Germain has reportedly urged his representative to demand more in terms of the incentive and this appears to have scuppered the Blues’ approach.
According to The Sun, the west London side are now aware that the attacker does not hold a desperation to join the club in the transfer window and they have now pulled out of a potential move.
Meanwhile, Isco has likewise declined any European interest during a recent interview and it seems the Spaniard could now stay put until the summer before potentially joining the French champions.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is desperate to add another creative player in the ranks this month and Gonzalo Higuain and Callum Wilson are the other names that have been linked with the club of late.