Atletico Madrid star plays down Manchester United rumours

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has played down speculation linking him with a January move to Manchester United, insisting that he pays little attention to transfer rumours.

Sky Sports reports how the Spain international is an alleged target for the Premier League champions, when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.

Red Devils boss David Moyes was in attendance for Atletico's Champions League clash against Porto on Wednesday, fuelling further speculation that he wants to bring the 21-year-old to Old Trafford next month.

Despite Manchester United's reported interest, Koke - who is under contract at the Vicente Calderon until 2018 - says that he's happy with life in the Spanish capital, and remains completely unaware of an imminent approach for his services.

"I didn't know anything [about Moyes watching on]," the talented youngster told Canal Plus. "But I'm not concerned [with any of that].

"I renewed [my contract] in the summer and I am very happy. This is my home and there is no better place to be."

Koke - who has been likened in playing style to Barcelona maestro Xavi Hernandez - played the full 90 minutes as Atletico Madrid ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Porto in midweek, helping Diego Simeone's side to progress to the knockout stages after finishing top of Group G with 16 points.

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