Manchester United could rivals Manchester City for the signature of Isco, according to reports in Spain.
It is claimed that United boss Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Real Madrid midfielder and would be interested in bringing him to Old Trafford.
Isco is reportedly set for the Real exit after failing to hold down his place in the team this season.
The Premier League is a possible destination for the 25-year-old, with the Mancunian teams both apparently interested.
However, Jose Mourinho stated last month that he has no interest in signing any attacking players at the end of the season.
Mourinho takes swipe at United defenders
Jose Mourinho took a swipe at his defence as Matt Ritchie lifted Newcastle out of the bottom three.
The Manchester United boss accused of his back line of failing to challenge Florian Lejeune for a header as he teed up Ritchie to score.
Paul Pogba was subbed immediately after the winner after leaving Lejeune to jump at the back post.
Mourinho, whose side have kept a league best 15 clean sheets this season, said: “Were Newcastle lucky, yes they were.
“Yes they were. But sometimes you attract that with your state of find and they fought for their lives and that is a beautiful thing in football.
“Sir Bobby Robson told me after some defeats don’t be so sad and think of the happiness of the other guys.
“I know Benitez is very happy with three points and the Gods of football were with them.
“I have that smile but I am disappointed. We did more than enough to leave without a defeat.
Asked if he was disappointed with the defending, Mourinho added: “Yes. It is not a dangerous free kick. Players were in position. But we miss the challenge in the air.”
Pogba not injured, claims Mourinho
Jose Mourinho insisted Paul Pogba was not injured during Manchester United’s defeat to Newcastle.
The Frenchman was withdrawn for the second time in three matches after a below-par display.
Pogba was dropped for last weekend’s win over Huddersfield but was restored to the starting line-up by Mourinho.
But he failed to see out the 90 minutes and after the clash Mourinho was asked if there was an injury.
“No, no problem,” the United boss said.
“I wanted a better way to come out in the first phase against a team that was defending in a very compact block.
“I was trying that with the simplicity of Michael Carrick because he tries to make everything simple and bring Alexis in an area close to Lukaku where he can be like a second striker.
“I was unlucky because they scored a goal in the seconds after, and then I’m going to face a different Newcastle where in that moment the only thing they think is defend.”