Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has been linked with a move to Chelsea in this summer’s transfer window with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard unconvinced about Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly open to letting the 27-year-old goalkeeper join Chelsea but on one condition.
Atletico do not want to sell the Slovenian No.1, but they may be forced to because of the financial impact the coronavirus pandemic has brought.
According to Goal, Chelsea will have to pay Jan Oblak’s €120 million (£110m/$137.5m) release clause to force contract talks with the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has responded to Chelsea’s interest in Oblak.
Simeone said: “It is normal that they want a goalkeeper of the characteristics and value that Oblak has and it doesn’t surprise me because he is very good.
“For us, he is decisive, very important in the dressing room, he is our captain.
“Year after year he has managed to evolve in all the matches, from goalkeeper to his handling with the group, and hopefully he can continue with us.
“It is normal to always look for the best, and we have many who are very good, some previous seasons have left, others have stayed, and it is logical and normal for a footballer like Oblak to be loved by anyone.
“For us, he is our captain, an important player year after year and hopefully we can continue to count on his work, which is enormous for Atlético de Madrid.”