Report: Barcelona still hopeful of Koke deal

Atletico Madrid's Koke celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Barcelona during their Champions League quarter final match on April 9, 2014
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A report claims that Barcelona are still confident of signing Koke from Atletico Madrid this summer.

Barcelona are reportedly still confident of signing Koke from Atletico Madrid this summer.

The 22-year-old is currently one of the most sought-after midfielders in European football after helping Atletico win their first La Liga title since 1996 last term.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move, but Atletico have thus far repelled the interest.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are hopeful that a deal can be completed and are prepared to offer Cristian Tello as part of the agreement.

Koke is currently with the Spain squad at this summer's World Cup.

Atletico Madrid's midfielder Koke celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 2, 2014
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