Chelsea’s pursuit of Atletico Madrid star Koke has been dealt a blow with the Spanish giants not wiling to let the 23-year old star leave this summer.
According to Daily Express as per Marca, Atletico boss Diego Simeone is not ready to part ways with the 23-year old star after Chelsea had reportedly agreed to meet the star’s release clause of £46million.
Koke is a very versatile player who can play as a box to box midfielder and also as a winger. He was a key player in Diego Simeone’s side who won the La Liga title in 2013/2014 season while also getting to the finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The Spain international scored 2 goals and created 10 assists in 33 appearances for the Vicente Calderon outfit last season, helping them qualify for the prestigious Champions League this season.
It is also reported that Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are interested in securing the services of Koke after losing their legend Bastian Schweinsteiger to Chelsea’s rivals Manchester United this summer.