Chelsea technical director travels to Spain to watch key target

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo was in Spain to watch Koke in Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Deportivo on Saturday, reports Spanish publication AS.

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However, having signed a five year deal just last season it may be difficult for the Blues to tempt the midfielder away from the Vicente Calderon. The Rojiblancos are unlikely to sell their star player unless he asks for a move, and the 23-year-old is happy at the La Liga club. According to AS it will take a bid of close to €60 million to even begin negotiations with the youngster.

In order to get this price and possibly sweeten any deal, the Stamford Bridge outfit could be willing to let Aleti have left-back Filipe Luis back only a season after signing him. The Brazilian has struggled to break in to the starting XI ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta since arriving in London.

With Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic already nailed on to play in Chelsea’s midfield next season, were manager Jose Mourinho to bring in Koke it could spell trouble for Oscar.

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