Atletico Madrid are looking to keep Chelsea’s interest in star duo Koke and Antoine Griezmann at bay by raising their buy-out clauses to a combined £100m with new contracts this summer, according to reports from The Guardian.
The Blues are believed to be tracking both of the Rojiblancos aces after raiding the club for Diego Costa and Filipe Luis last year, while re-calling Thibaut Courtois from his loan stint at the Vicente Calderon.
Koke and Griezmann are considered to be two of the reigning La Liga champions’ star performers, and there are worries at the club that they may be prised away.
Currently the pair have release clauses in their deals worth around £43m each, and Atleti hope that new contracts pushing the figure up to nearer a combined £100m may both help ensure the stars stay put and fend off Chelsea.
Griezmann has only been with the Madrid club for one season, but his 22 league goals have helped fill the void left by Costa and David Villa.
Koke is a creative midfielder and is thought of as one of Spain’s finest talents.