Liga - Barcelona blow as Koke signs new deal at Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have announced that Koke and Juanfran have both signed new contracts at the club.

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Reports had suggested that Koke, 22, had been identified as Xavi's replacement at Barcelona, while Chelsea were also reported to hold an interest in the midfielder.

However, the player who came through the Atletico academy has now committed himself to the club until the summer of 2019.

Another key figure in Atletico's Liga triumph this season has also penned a new deal with right-back Juanfran, 29, signing on until 2018.

"The two players are key parts of the red and whites' recent successes and their contract extensions are great news for our club," Atletico said on their website.

Both players are members of the Spain squad who have just returned home after a disastrous World Cup campaign.

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