Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is buoyed by the potential arrival of Malaga midfielder Isco.
Goal reported on Friday that Manchester City felt they were close to signing the 21-year-old in a deal worth £20 million, plus a further £10m in add-ons.
But Isco has since claimed Real Madrid are a club that excites him and Ramos insists he would welcome the midfielder to the Spanish capital.
"Isco is a great player and we always aspire to reinforce with the best. It's a joy [to hear rumours of a transfer]," Ramos told Onda Cero.
Ramos is currently preparing for Spain's Confederations Cup semi-final with Italy on Thursday, and while he is relishing the prospect of facing hosts Brazil in the final, the 27-year-old has warned his side to be on their mettle against the Nerazzurri.
"It'd be a dream to play a final with Brazil in Maracana but before you get to that stage you have to play the semi-final against Italy," Ramos continued.
"Italy bring us good memories, they are a great team, it will hopefully be a nice game.
"We want to be the champions but we will have to approach the match very humbly with a lot of respect for our opponents."