Manchester United are ready to make a blockbuster move for one of Spain's most talented midfielder by agreeing to match the huge buyout clause on his contract.
Louis Van Gaal and Ed Woodward are expected to have a busy summer transfer window, and while the new manager focuses on his job as Netherlands manager, Woodward is trying his best to have a quality squad ready for next season's Premier League title tilt.
Manchester United have been linked with several star names, including Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Cesc Fabregas and Miranda, and it is the latter's Atletico Madrid teammate Koke the latest name to be linked.
According to El Confidencial, United are ready to meet Koke's release clause of £48 million in a desperate bid to bring in a quality midfielder to Old Trafford, with a pay package of £3 million a season also being offered.
United have been crying out for a quality midfielder for quite a while now, and Koke is undoubtedly one of the most talented in Spain. Heralded as the heir apparent to Barcelona legend Xavi, Koke has the flexibility to play all across midfield.
The Spaniard was a vital cog in Atletico Madrid's outstanding season, when they won the La Liga title for the first time in 18 years. Koke was also pivotal to Atletico's run to the Champions League final, where they were beaten by Madrid rivals Real in extra time.
Meanwhile, Feyenoord and Dutch international playmaker Jordy Clasie, another player to be heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, is only likely to make a decision on his club for next season after the World Cup, according to his agent Wessel Weezenberg.
Van Gaal is a big admirer of the 22-year-old, with the Dutchman thought to be keen to bring the youngster to United before the start of next season.
Clasie's agent, however insisted any decision in his client's future is likely to be decided only after the World Cup in Brazil, where Van Gaal will coach Clasie, with Weezenberg also revealing there hasn't been any contact with the Red Devils as yet.
"There has been no contact recently with the Fiorentina or with the Red Devils or with other clubs," he was quoted as saying by The Express.
"[Clasie] is focused exclusively on the nation team. The opportunity to train daily with a great coach like Van Gaal is very important for him.
"Jordy's future will probably be decided after the World Cup."