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Chelsea open talks to sign Koke

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Chelsea have opened talks about signing the highly rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, but could face a strong competition from Barcelona.

The Times journalist Matt Hughes writes that Koke is the latest Atletico player Chelsea are courting, but one that likely to prove the toughest deal to close.

koke 237 Chelsea open talks to sign £48m Manchester United midfield target

The Blues have already a deal to sign striker Diego Costa for a reported fee of £32m, a deal likely to be expected within next few days. Chelsea are also planning to bring in Filipe Luis and former player Tiago Mendes to Stamford Bridge in the summer. Thibaut Courtois, who spent the last three seasons on loan at the Madrid club, is expected to be back in London for the pre-season training.

Koke signed a new contract in January, that extends his stay at the Vicente Calderon till 2018, and has a reported £48m release clause. 

Barcelona are also interested in signing Koke, who is seen as an ideal replacement of Cesc Fabregas, although Atletico are under no pressure to sell their precious jewel.

Premier league rivals Manchester United are also thought to be interested in signing Koke, with The Metro even claiming last month, the Old Trafford giants are ready to activate his release clause.

While media publications are reporting that Chelsea are leading the race to sign Fabregas, The Times reports that the Blues would only move for the Spaniard should they fail to land other options, but they are focused on pursuing Koke at the moment. 

Given an option, who would you take – Koke or Fabregas? 

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Comments (21)

  1. The two are good mildfielders, so any of them is ok.

  2. Koke is more reliable because of his strength and focus which he has shown in the last two year. In my openion koke is better than fabregas

    • Koke is better than Fabregas BUT Fabregas is more likely to secure than Koke.Better having at least one than nothing.

  3. Chelsea should sign koke and filipe luis

  4. FABREGAS MORE EXPRIENCE

  5. fabregas becouse of expirience.

  6. Fabregas is good but given that Chelsea these day are investing on young players, Cesc didn’t suit what Chelsea are trying to do.

  7. Koke is more preferable than fabrigas, and chelsea should also help me sign philipen luiz and forget Shaw

  8. What am think is that to both koke and ces fabrasge.

    • My friend you have to forget it. Thanks to God if we will be able to have at least Fabregas.

  9. both of them has spanish blood style of play they ar ok.

  10. I prefer koke tu fabregas

  11. both players are good,they should come to chelsea including filipe luise and diego costa

  12. both players are good they should be bought including filipe luis and diego costa to make chelsea fc a stronger football club next season

  13. 4 real Costa,Fillipe,Koke & Courtois can fit in the Squad!

  14. Fabregas is ok ‘cos of experience

  15. forget fabregas, sign koke

  16. fabregas have more experience to the epl than koke sign him plz

  17. The two shld come and Chelsea wil offload Mikel and Ramires…