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By | January 4, 2019

Real Madrid head-coach Santiago Solari has suggested that Spanish playmaker Isco will not be granted permission to leave the teams this month, despite his limited first-team football.

The 26-year-old star has not started a single La Liga game since Solari took the reins from Julen Lopeteguiat the end of October.

Spaniard has instead been restricted to substitute appearances at the Los Blancos in the league and starts in cup competitions, leading to rumours over his possible departure from the club.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus are among the teams to have been rumoured with a big-money move Spaniard. However, Solari wants the former Malaga man to remain at Santiago Bernabeu.

“Every player here has to be committed, dedicated and keep working with hope and excitement; they are all fundamental to us,” he told reporters.

“Isco has given us a lot of joy and he has to keep doing that. He’s a magnificent footballer and, now that we have lost Marcos Llorente, Javi Sanchez and Mariano [Diaz], we’re going to need everyone.”

European champions return to action on Thursday evening with a rescheduled league games against Villarreal and Isco is believed ot is starting.