Marcelo sends strong message to Isco over planned move to Chelsea

Real Madrid vice-captain, Marcelo has advised fellow teammate, Isco, to stay and work hard at the club, amid reports linking him with a move to Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Isco has not been a regular starter for Madrid since manager Santiago Solari took over from former Los Blancos boss, Julen Lopetegui few weeks ago.

Marcelo has, however, urged Isco not to leave the Spanish giants but to work hard and improve himself at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Speaking on Chelsea’s interest on Isco, Express UK quoted Marcelo as saying following Madrid’s 2-0 victory over AS Roma in the Champions League fixture played on Tuesday night: “I’m not good at giving advice, but it is clear that all players want to play, but it’s time to work.

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“I’m not saying Isco does not work, but football is like that.

“You have to see what does not come out and try to improve.”

Isco has made 252 appearances for Madrid since joining the Champions League holders from Malaga in 2013.

The 26-year-old will hope to start for Solari’s side when they tackle Valencia this weekend in the La Liga fixture at home.

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