Chelsea “are interested” in signing Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to Goal‘s Blues correspondent Nizaar Kinsella:
Chelsea are interested in Jan Oblak but it is very, very hard to do unless they pay the release clause. So is offloading Kepa, who has loan interest from Valencia, but wages and fees problem: https://t.co/2A1COt1I5U #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) July 20, 2020
Manager Frank Lampard is not convinced by the performances of Kepa Arrizabalaga and is keen on finding a replacement in the summer transfer window.
However, signing Oblak will come at a huge cost, with Atletico unlikely to consider an offer below his €120m (£108m) release clause.
So what makes the Slovenian international so special as a keeper, and why would Chelsea be willing to make a move for a player who will cost such a sizeable sum? Press the next page as we go through the five reasons the Blues could be pursuing the shot-stopper.