Spanish media and newspaper AS have reported that Chelsea are interested in completing further business with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, as they are very interested in midfielder Koke. The interest is said to be from legendary coach Jose Mourinho himself who trusts Koke enough to command the Blues’ midfield next season.
Koke has a rather hefty buyout clause of 60 million euros, but as he is only 23 this seems to be a good value with a future sell on possibility. AS has stated that Chelsea sent scout Michael Emenalo to Madrid, but the trip of Emenalo is thought to have been for defenders Diego Godin or Joao Miranda.
However, it is highly unlikely that he went to focus on all three, because there is no way Atleti would be willing to part ways with the entire heart of their Starting XI. Koke if the truth has to be said is the most unlikely to move this season; being the youngest, even with the Blues willing to pay his release clause plus a transfer fee, Atletico might not want to let him go. There have been reports that Michael Emenalo is actually in Spain for Diego Godin not Koke which seems more believable to me.
Koke is a great player with a high workrate. He was one of Atleti’s best players last season. One important thing to note is the fact that Koke has stated that he is extremely happy in Spain and the rumors do not bother him, he is only focused on playing football.
In my opinion, if truly Michael Emenalo is in Spain, then we are likely to see Diego Godin in Chelsea’s colors soon.