This is because the Daily Star claim that Atletico Madrid star Koke is determined to stay at the Vicente Calderon for the foreseeable future.
The highly rated midfielder has been tracked by a host of top clubs around Europe since his rise to fame this season, and both Chelsea and Manchester United have been on his list of admirers with the latter linked heavily with the creative Spaniard.
Koke however penned a new deal with the Spanish side this season and despite a release clause, he has made it very clear he feels his future will lie with Diego Simeone and his exciting project at the Vicente Calderon.
He was asked about his future, and the potential of staying with the side and claimed: “Maybe, why not? I have a long contract and I want to see it through because Atleti is my home.
“We’re doing big things as a team in a very nice project and hopefully I can be here for many years.
“The team is making history and hopefully it lasts many years because what we are achieving is very good.”
As one of our punters notes, this is a huge blow for the Premier League, but given the player’s tender age, we may see him at some stage yet.
With Koke seemingly off the Manchester United wishlist for the summer, who should the Red Devils turn their transfer attentions to? Let us know your thoughts below.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience