Man City Look to Tempt Atletico Madrid Into Agreeing Player Swap Deal

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Man City will look to use attacker Stevan Jovetic as bait in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke according to the Daily Star.

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The 23 year old Spanish international played a key role in Atletico Madrid’s stellar campaign last term, making 58 appearances in all competitions, and Diego Simeone would be loathed to lose the playmaker.

However this source suggests that Simeone himself could be Etihad Stadium bound, further fueling speculation of Koke’s potential move to the Premier League title holders.

There is growing pressure on current Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini, despite the Chilean clinching a domestic title in his debut campaign, and Simeone has certainly proven himself during his time in the Spanish capital.

The suggestion that Jovetic could be used as part of a player swap deal with the La Liga side seems hard to fathom given how the Montenegro international has failed to impress at City.

Would the prospect of signing the former Fiorentina man be sufficient to persuade Atletico to sell one of their top talents?

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