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Atletico Madrid unconcerned by interest in Koke

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Atletico Madrid remain unconcerned by the growing interest in their Spanish midfield playmaker Koke, reports El Mundo Deportivo.

The 21-year-old has been sensational for the Madrid-based club so far this season and has been awarded with a more permanent place in the Spain team as a result.

Dubbed the new Xavi Hernandez, Manchester United and Liverpool were both rumoured to be hot on his tail with both Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes willing to meet the player's release clause.

Being labelled the new Xavi has inevitably led to interest from Barcelona, who are seeing their long-standing midfield anchor falling in to decline.

at 33-years-old Xavi's days at the Nou Camp are numbered and who better to replace him than his potential successor? 

Moyes is keen to add to his midfield at Old Trafford and tried to sign Spanish stars Thaigo Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas in the summer to no avail.

Rodgers will back his Liverpool team to challenge the Red Devils and Barcelona for the player, considering they sit second in the Premier League table and look competitive for a top four spot.

However, Atletico recently extended the player's contract, tying him to the summer of 2018 and reports say that the club are not in no way worried by the mounting interest.

Manager Diego Simeone has no intention of selling the player whilst they challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid for the La Liga title and are confident of keeping the player.

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