Chelsea have made Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak a priority target for the summer market, AS reports.
Following up on a story from the Mirror linking Oblak with Chelsea, AS has information from its own sources.
They report that Chelsea will ‘launch an offensive’ for 27-year-old Oblak, one of the world’s best goalkeepers.
Chelsea are willing to pay around €100m for the Slovenian, which would make him the most expensive goalkeeper in history.
That record is held by Chelsea’s own Kepa Arrizabalaga, who could play an important role in the transfer.
In an attempt to make the transfer cheaper, Chelsea would be willing to include Kepa, 25, in the deal for Oblak.
Kepa has failed to live up to his €80m fee at Stamford Bridge but has proven himself in La Liga with Athletic Bilbao.
Atletico Madrid have no interest in selling Oblak, believing they must keep their best players to compete on all fronts.
Oblak renewed his Atleti contract in April 2019 and his release clause went from €100m to €120m.
However, with Chelsea prepared to pay record-breaking money for Oblak, Atletico’s resolve may be tested.