Premier League pair want La Liga ace.Arsenal and Liverpool could be set to battle it out for the signing of Atletico Madrid playmaker Koke, according to Spanish source Fichajes.net.
The Spanish international has been linked with top clubs in the past after his superb recent form for Atletico, particularly last season as he helped guide them to an unlikely title victory in La Liga as well as to the Champions League final.
Barcelona have been linked as one of his main admirers, but it is now thought that he is attracting strong interest from the Premier League as Arsenal and Liverpool keep an eye on his situation at the Vicente Calderon.
Atletico were forced to sell two of their star players this summer, with striker Diego Costa and left-back Filipe Luis both moving to Chelsea, and it may be that the club will let more of their big names go again for the right price.
However, Diego Simeone is said to be determined to keep hold of Koke for the time being, and are especially keen not to lose him during the upcoming January transfer window.
The immensely talented 22-year-old already has one goal and five assists in six La Liga games so far this season.