Chelsea prepare £47m January bid to sign Man United and City target

Chelsea are looking to make their squad even more complete by preparing a move to sign Atletico Madrid star Koke, a player that only recently rejected a switch to Manchester United in the summer, Daily Star reports.

Manchester City and Barcelona is also believed to have entered the race to sign the 22-year-old midfielder as Jose Mourinho continues his raid of the La Liga side.

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The Blues have already secured the services of Diego Costa and Filipe Luis and is now looking to secure yet another player by preparing to match the £47million bid Manchester City are believed to have tabled.

Regarding his potential summer switch to Old Trafford, the Spanish midfielder revealed that he was not looking for an exit especially with his club doing so well.

He said at the time: “We must thank the interest of Barcelona and other teams, but I’m happy because I want to be here, I’ve been here all my life and it was not time to go.

“The club is growing, we are growing as players – why I would go at the best time of Atletico Madrid?”