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Paul Scholes and Phil Neville were in attendance as Atletico Madrid took on Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Manchester United first-team coaches Paul Scholes and Phil Neville were at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, potentially scouting Atletico Madrid's star midfielder Koke.

United have been heavily linked with a transfer for the Spaniard this summer, as the Old Trafford club look to bring in new talent to recover from a torrid 2013-14 season.

Koke was playing at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as he helped Atletico beat Chelsea to reach the Champions League final. His manager Diego Simeone said in his post-match press-conference that the 22-year-old was man of the match, as they prepare to face local rivals Real Madrid for the title later this month.

Scholes and Neville were in attendance at the match and increased speculation that United may swoop for Koke in the summer.

United are rumoured to have up to £200 million to spend on transfers, as they look to rebuild their squad after a disappointing season.

The Reds sacked boss David Moyes last week following a run of poor results, and must first appoint a permanent manager before they can delve into the transfer market.

Koke is just one of many names linked with a move to Old Trafford, along with the likes of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, Paris-Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Southampton’s Luke Shaw.

Interim manager Ryan Giggs is currently filling the void left by Moyes until the end of the season, with plenty of United fans voicing their support for the Welshman to take the job on a permanent basis.

It remains to be seen whether Giggs will be given the nod for the vacancy, but he currently stands second favourite on experience grounds to Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal.

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