Date: 18th October 2013 at 4:00am
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03-Koke

has said that he may bring in a face or two this January if the right player comes along, and it appears he has found his man in Atletico ’s .

The 21 year old has been heavily linked with a move to this week, with papers claiming are ready to activate his £16m release clause.

A target of , Koke has been dubbed the new . Although he has nowhere near the same ability to manipulate a game the way Xavi does, the name stems from his creative output as he creates (and scores) goals in abundance.

Barcelona are thought to have first option on a number of Atletico’s stars including Oliver Torres, the by product of the deal that saw join the Madrid club for a mere £4m this summer so United will face a fight if the Catalan club’s interest in the player is confirmed.

But if not, United may well snap up the player that has helped turned the title race in Spain into a 3 horse race, propelling Atletico Madrid into the usual battle between Barcelona and .

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