Perez: Madrid close to Isco & Ancelotti

The Real Madrid president says that the club are closing in on the signings of both the Paris Saint-Germain boss and the Malaga playmaker, and hopes to announce the deals soon
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed that the Liga runners-up are close to securing the signings of both Malaga star Isco and Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Premier League runners-up Manchester City had been confident of tying up a deal for the Spain Under-21 star, but were always worried by the interest from los Blancos for the talented playmaker.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has long been touted as a replacement for Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu, but a deal has been delayed while PSG try to secure a replacement for the Italian coach.

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"Now nothing has been signed," Perez told 20Minutos about Ancelotti.

"PSG could announce an agreement tomorrow which would allow him to join Madrid. We hope that everything turns out well. My coach is Ancelotti.

"The signing depends on Paris Saint-Germain reaching an agreement with Ancelotti and announce their new coach, [Laurent] Blanc."

On the signing of Isco, he added: "He has a big chance to be a Real Madrid player because he wants to go to Madrid and Madrid want him too.

"Isco is one of Spain's best players and the coaching team believe he's good enough to play for Madrid. I know he's excited to come. It's the same with me.

"If all goes well, we can announce his signing soon. Always after announcing the coach."