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Isco decision imminent
Jun 21, 2013 4:59 PM EST
Malaga midfielder Isco could decide his future by Sunday, amid rumours of a move to Real Madrid or Manchester City.
La Liga club Malaga have been hindered by financial problems, and are likely to cash-in on one of their prize assets during the transfer window, with both City and Real reported to have put forward offers for the playmaker.
The Spaniard's next move has been one of the major talking points of the close-season thus far, and he now looks set to determine where he will ply his trade next season.
"I prefer not to comment about my future, but the matter could be closed this Sunday," Isco said.
The 21-year-old had previously stated he will take time over his next move, as he wants to play regular first-team football in order to try and force his way into Spain's plans ahead of the FIFA World Cup in 2014.
City will hope the possibility of being reunited with new manager Manuel Pellegrini - formerly in charge of Malaga - will persuade Isco to move to the Premier League, but Real are also confident of tying up a deal to take him to the Bernabeu.
Isco, who was part of the Spain side that won the recent UEFA European Under-21 Championships, scored nine goals in 36 La Liga appearances for Malaga last season.