Chelsea ‘could include Kepa Arrizabalaga in the deal for Jan Oblak because they make Atletico a man’s top target’
Chelsea ‘could include Kepa Arrizabalaga in the deal for Jan Oblak if they make Atletico Madrid their number 1 goalkeeper target’
- Chelsea is reportedly looking for a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga
- The Spaniard has been struggling since joining the Blues in 2018 for £ 71.5 million
- Considered the best in the world, Jan Oblak has emerged as their prime target
Chelsea have reportedly made Jan Oblak the number 1 goalkeeper this summer and would like to send Kepa Arrizabalaga to Atletico Madrid as part of a potential deal.
Kepa has had a difficult season with manager Frank Lampard losing confidence in the Spaniard.
And The mirror claim that the Blues are now actively seeking a replacement.
Chelsea reportedly made Jan Oblak the No. 1 goal this summer
The report says Atletico star Oblak has emerged as the top choice, targeting a player-plus-cash deal.
Oblak, 27, has a £ 120 million buyout clause in the contract he signed last year, which will expire in 2023.
The Slovenian is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world in recent years and it would take a huge offer to praise him away from the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Blues would be willing to send Kepa Arrizabalaga to Atletico as part of a potential deal
The Spanish club had not considered a sale, but due to the pandemic, they might consider a substantial offer, especially when it sees them getting a replacement like Kepa.
Kepa has struggled with the physical nature of Premier League football and has not sparked confidence among Chelsea fans.
The 25-year-old signed for a massive £ 71.5 million but failed to live up to the price tag and Lampard even dropped him earlier in the campaign to give Willy Caballero a range of games.
Oblak has established itself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world in recent years