Koke is high on Manchester United's wanted list for the winter window and an approach is expected for the 21-year-old, with Red Devils boss David Moyes having admitted he has money to spend when the transfer market swings open again in just a matter of weeks.

Moyes was in the stands at the Vicente Calderon last Wednesday to check on Koke's progress first hand in Atletico Madrid's Champions League clash against FC Porto.

According to reports from Spain, Koke does not want to leave Los Rojiblancos in January due to concern about what that might do to his hopes of making Spain's 2014 World Cup squad.