Atletico Madrid president makes decision on Chelsea’s bid to sign Jan Oblak

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Chelsea are the frontrunners in the race to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, with reports claiming the Blues are in talks with his representatives.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is in the market for a goalkeeper, with Kepa Arrizabalaga linked with an exit after failing to live up to expectations this season.

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has responded to Chelsea’s interest in signing 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,” he told Marca.

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“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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