Atletico Madrid chief gives Jan Oblak update over Chelsea move

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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said Jan Oblak is not for sale this summer amid transfer link to Chelsea.

The 27-year-old keeper has emerged as one of the world’s best in recent years, with Atletico set to demand that his £109m buyout clause is met before he can leave.




Chelsea have been linked with a couple of goalkeepers recently – including Oblak and Andre Onana – after Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped to the bench for their final Premier League game of the campaign against Wolves.

And David de Gea’s spot at Manchester United has been called into question after his drop in form, though Dean Henderson could be set for a return to the club this summer.

Chelsea are looking to improve their squad to battle for the Premier League title next season, with Kai Havertz on the club’s radar after the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

But while Lampard wants to add a new keeper to the team, Cerezo says it will not be Oblak.




“I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and is the best goalkeeper in the world. It is not strange that he has offers from other great teams,” Cerezo told Marca.

“I say the same as always. Oblak has a contract, he is an Atletico player, period. We have many players, our squad is the club’s main asset.




“Oblak is a magnificent player and in his position, unquestionably, there is no one to beat him right now.

“For me, Oblak – and I speak as an amateur – is the best goalkeeper in the world. Regarding [Thibaut] Courtois, he is another great goalkeeper of those in the world and fortunately, both have played for us and with both we have been champions in many trophies.”

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