On Friday evening English newspaper, The Daily Star published a piece of news which would easily get any Manchester United fan excited.

The news outlet claimed Manchester United had been 'given green light for Koke' and went on to say: 'Chelsea outcast Kevin De Bruyne is closing in on a loan switch to Atletico Madrid which will pave the way for Man United to complete a deal to bring Koke to Old Trafford.'

AC Milan and Liverpool have also been tracking the 21-year-old Spanish international who has played a pivotal role in Madrid's continued fine form this season.

The impressive midfielder has a passing accuracy of 79 % , has created 29 goal scoring chances and scored two himself in fourteen appearances for his club in La Liga.

Diego Simeone - who has already identified Chelsea youngster Kevin de Bruyne as a possible replacement for his prolific midfielder - will be willing to sell Koke to a club if they trigger the release clause contained in the contract.

Old Trafford boss David Moyes could well do with added creativity in his midfield as new signing Marouane Fellaini has been used in a withdrawn role and Shinji Kagawa hasn’t performed well in the Premier League.

The likes of Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley are not known for their prowess in the final third. 

Koke has made 130 appearances for Atletico and has seven national team caps to his name and has been dubbed as the “Next Xavi”.

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