Now with the 2014/2015 football season wrapping up, summer transfer rumors will begin to spread. Chelsea is in for a particularly interesting summer, with barely any concrete news on players coming in or leaving Stamford Bridge. One rumor though, we know for a fact is actually true. As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea boss José Mourinho has extreme interest in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder, Koke. Koke is a 23 year old Spanish international that plays as an attacking midfielder. He is highly rated, due to his impressive vision of the pitch, and fantastic touch on the ball. He is a proven winner, and has already one the La Liga, Europa League, Super Cup and the Copa del Ray. Koke has loads of talent and potential, and would be a world-class signing for José Mourinho.
Koke recently signed a new five year deal with Atletico, but imbedded in the contract is a £44million release clause, but the report states that Mourinho hopes to use Filipe Luis as part of the deal, after a disappointing debut season for the Blues. Luis left the Vicente Calderon last summer for Chelsea, and he is reportedly open to returning to Spain, with interest from Sevilla also. If Diego Simeone is open to re-signing his former star, then Chelsea should be able to bid around £30million for Koke.
Looking at Chelsea’s team on paper, they already have a very impressive midfield. With Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic patrolling the center of the pitch, and Oscar roaming forward, some question whether or not they actually need Koke. But with the annual disappearance of Oscar after the turn of the year, it seems that Mourinho is done waiting for the Brazilian to develop, after he sold Juan Mata to open up his spot. Oscar has been linked to a move to Juventus, which could help raise funds for a move for Koke.
Like every great club, after winning the league you have to strengthen your squad to keep a firm grasp on the title, as Chelsea will look to do. Koke will provide the boost to help push them deeper into the Champions League, and will further the gap between them and any possible contenders for the Premier League title.