As the Koke deal appears to be getting into the processing stage, Chelsea are getting more prepared and ready to get him at all cost. And part of the cost will be selling Brazilian duo – Oscar and Ramires, in order to fund the transfer of the Spaniard which will cost around 45 million pounds.
Coach Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing the midfielder to join his squad next season, after having been satisfied with his performances for Atletico Madrid this season. Although the Liga outfit aren’t in position to win any trophy this season, but they have had a good outing at all level, and a player like Koke has been a key member of the Diego Simeone-led side.
His contract with Atletico Madrid doesn’t expire until 2019, and Chelsea will have to meet the 45 million pound-buyout clause. They also hope to convince the club to sell him by offering Filipe Luis. Luis has found himself playing second fiddle to Azpilicueta all season, despite a much heralded transfer from Atletico months ago. And he is set to make a Vicente Calderon return at the end of the season. Chelsea see his departure as an available make-weight for the Koke deal.
The EPL winners are also ready to let go of Oscar and Ramires in order to accommodate the incoming Spaniard. Ramires hasn’t had an incredible season at the Stamford bridge, and could depart for Turin at the end of the season alongside Oscar who has also been linked with French Champions PSG. Both sales should turn in 45 million pounds, and Koke will be on his way to the bridge.
Chelsea sees Koke as the needed piece in the heart of the midfield, and in the hopes of getting better results on the continental level next season, they see the 23 year old as a great addition to the squad.