Manchester United will not land £30m star - La Liga expert

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Spanish football expert Guillem Balague remains certain Manchester United target Koke will not leave Atletico Madrid this month.

The Spain international has been linked with a move to the Premier League champions over the past couple of months and a host of media outlets were even reporting that Manchester United had made a £30million bid for the highly-rated midfielder.

However Balague has rubbished claims Koke could leave the Vicente Calderon during the January transfer window.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Balague said on reports linking Koke with a move to Manchester United:

"Atletico Madrid have never had 49 points in 18 games in their history, they've only lost five points this season and scored 47 goals (six less than Barcelona and two less than Real Madrid) - these are stratospheric amazing stats.

"Koke is about to turn 22-years-old; he has four goals - which is the best goalscoring record of his career - and eight assists.

"He's got a buyout clause of 16million euros and yes I do understand that Manchester United like Koke.

"So do Bayern Munich and so do many big teams in Europe, but he IS staying at Atletico Madrid and he doesn't want to leave this season."

Manchester United boss David Moyes said after his side's third round defeat to Swansea City that it would be hard to attract big names to the club in January and would instead be looking to identify players that they could sign next summer.

Balague also stated in his weekly Sky Sports column that Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Diego Costa will also stay until the end of the season.

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