Premier League target Koke to remain with Atletico Madrid

Date published: Sunday 18th October 2015 2:33 - Rob Conlon

Koke - Midfielder targeted by Manchester United and Chelsea

Manchester United and Chelsea target Koke has no plans to leave current club Atletico Madrid, according to the player’s agent.

Barcelona have also been linked with a move for the midfielder, who was a key part of the Atletico side which won La Liga and reached the Champions League final in 2014.

However the 23-year-old’s agent insists his client will be staying put at the Vicente Calderon, where he has made over 150 appearances.

“Today, he only thinks about Atletico. His stance today is to stay at Atletico Madrid, the deal with the club is extraordinary. We have no reason to think otherwise,” Inaki Espizua told Spanish website Fichajes.

“The buzz has always been there. We’re talking about a top player, it is normal that big clubs want to sign him.

“He appreciates the affection of the fans very much. It was one of the turning points when he thought about his departure, which at the moment isn’t happening.”

If any club wants to sign Koke, they will have to meet the Spain international’s release clause, which currently stands at €60million.

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