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Juventus poised to make January bid for Isco claim Tuttosport

El jugador malagueño del Real Madrid, Isco Alarcón.

Suhaib Salem

Reuters

The new Champions League rule enabling players to play in two clubs has sharpened the Turin based club's appetite to secure the Benalmadena born player.

Given the new UEFA rule change this season that now permits a player to represent two different competing clubs during different phases of the Champions League, it's anticipated that this may encourage clubs involved in the final stages of European competitions to be more active in the winter window.

Juventus are a case in point with the Serie A side anxious to bolster their central midfield with two leading names on the top of their wanted list according to Italian sports daily Tuttosport. The list includes Real Madrid's out of favour play-maker Isco and Paul Pogba (Manchester United).

It's clear that Isco doesn't fit into new Real Madrid coach Santi Solari's tactical plans with the player only seeing first team action under the Argentine boss in the 0-3 Champions League defeat to CSKA and the second leg Copa del Rey win at the Bernabeu against lowly UD Melilla before the trip to participate in the Club World Cup

Given the lack of playing time under Solari the player from the Costa del Sol has only scored one goal less (four) than at the same stage last season.

Despite Juve having previously expressed interest in Isco's services, the UEFA rule change and current situation involving the player at the Bernabeu club, the Italian outlet hint that the 2019 winter window may be the time when the move finally materialises. The Turin based club will however have to fend off rival suitors with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City having also expressed an interest in bringing Isco to the north of England.

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French striker Paul Pogba is the other player that Tuttospport claim Juve have on their radar along with PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey.

Serie A

Table PTS W D L
1Juventus 49 16 1 0
2Nápoles 41 13 2 2
3Inter 33 10 3 4
Full standing
Next matches
Atalanta - Juventus X-26/12 15:00
Juventus - Sampdoria S-29/12 12:30
Juventus - Chievo L-21/01 19:00
Fixtures

*Update 24 de diciembre de 2018

Premier League

Table PTS W D L
5Arsenal 37 11 4 3
6M. United 29 8 5 5
7Watford 27 8 3 7
Full standing
Next matches
M. United - Huddersfield Town X-26/12 16:00
M. United - Bournemouth D-30/12 17:30
Newcastle - M. United X-02/01 21:00
Fixtures

*Update 24 de diciembre de 2018

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
3Sevilla 32 9 5 3
4Real Madrid 29 9 2 5
5Alavés 28 8 4 5
Full standing
Next matches
Villarreal - Real Madrid J-03/01 21:30
Real Madrid - R. Sociedad D-06/01 18:30
Betis - Real Madrid D-13/01 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 24 de diciembre de 2018