With Real Madrid close to signing Monaco's James Rodriguez for a fee of £70 million, Madrid need to quickly sell players to make space.
When world class talents like Angel Di Maria are not assured a place in the team, others like Isco who were already struggling for minutes, were simply going to have to make way.
Isco will have no shortage of takers though, the 22 year old scored 12 goals and made 4 assists in his inaugural year at the club and was impressive during his two year spell in Malaga, helping the club reach the Champions League quarter-finals in his last. Bleacher Report has linked three clubs to Isco: AC Milan, Sevilla and Liverpool.
What tips the court in Liverpool's favour is the fact the other two teams are seen as unlikely destinations given their lack of Champions League football. Sky Sports Pete O'Rourke has revealed Liverpool want to take Isco on loan: