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Julen Lopetegui responds when asked about potential Wolves move for Isco

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui was asked about a potential move for Sevilla midfielder Isco.

The club have been linked with the 30-year-old following an alleged falling out between him and Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi.

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Isco has only been with Sevilla since the summer.

And he made a good start at the club, But his performance levels have dipped in recent times, and the player is not in the plans of new manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Sevilla want to offload him in January.

And Wolves have been mentioned as a potential next destination for the former Real Madrid maestro.

The idea was put to Lopetegui, but the new Molineux head coach would not be drawn on the speculation.

He told the EFE Agency (as translated and quoted by Vamos Mi Sevilla FC): “Isco? I’m not going to go into assessing that proper name, because now the ones that interest me are mine. With the market open, we will see the best options.”

Lopetegui has previously not been shy in disclosing who Wolves are interested in.

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He has confirmed Wolves are currently working on deals to sign Matheus Cunha and Felipe from Atletico Madrid.

Cunha is seemingly more advanced at the moment.

Wanderers are reported to be having some difficulty agreeing a salary with Felipe.

Julen Lopetegui hasn’t ruled it out, but January move for Isco by Wolves would be a surprise

Lopetegui didn’t outright say he wasn’t interested in Isco, who has 38 caps for Spain.

But we have already seen him confirm interest in Cunha and Felipe, so perhaps if he was keen to sign the playmaker he would have given a similar answer.

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But he knows Isco very well, and will no doubt give it a lot of thought.

Clearly there is a situation with him and Sevilla right now, and a January exit looks likely.

Maybe the 56-year-old will decide Isco is someone who could ultimately give Wanderers a big boost.