Chelsea would target Oblak if Kepa leaves the team

Chelsea would target Oblak if Kepa leaves the team

The London club aims to change the Spanish for the Slovenian Atlético de Madrid, although it will have to convince Atleti and pay heavily.

Chelsea it made clear its intention regarding the imminent transfer market. Although the 2019/2020 season is not yet over, the London club is still seeking qualification for the next Champions League through the Premier League while already registering the signatures of Timo Werner a few weeks ago and Hakim Ziyech earlier this year.

But the blue institution does not seem to want to stop. In fact, according to the information managed by the Goal site, the favorite to sign is Kai Havertz, the pearl of Bayer Leverkusen to further strengthen his offensive. And now he would also seek to enhance his bow, in case Kepa Arrizabalaga leave the campus run by Frank Lampard.

Arrived in mid-2018 to replace Thibaut Courtois for the sum of 80 million euros, the Spanish has not been completely convinced since his arrival in England. And even less since the incorporation of the current coach.

The former Blues No. 8, disappointed with his goalkeeper’s performance, even placed him on the bench during some games of the season. Several names were mentioned to replace him, including André Onana (Ajax), who recently said he wanted to change the air for the next campaign. But according to the Daily Mirror, Chelsea would rather explore the possibility of hiring Jan Oblak.

The Slovenian goalkeeper of Atlético de Madrid has nothing more to prove, since he was one of the most valuable and decisive of the mattress club in recent seasons. Would you accept a league change?

The English newspaper suggests that the Blues would mount an offensive to convince Atleti to abandon their goalkeeper, and would even be ready to include Kepa in the negotiation. In fact, the London club would be ready to offer him more than 30 million euros for Oblak, added to the footballer.

The problem is that Slovenia’s contract runs until June 2023 and that its release clause is set at 150 million euros. While Oblak may be tempted by the London project, it won’t be easy to convince Atleti to give up his star goalkeeper.

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