Manchester United ‘eyeing Chelsea target Jan Oblak as they ask to be kept in the loop on Atletico Madrid goalkeeper amid doubts over David de Gea’s future’
- Atletico Madrid are expecting bids to come in for goalkeeper Jan Oblak
- Chelsea are in the market for a replacement for the under-performing Kepa
- Man United are also now monitoring due to David De Gea’s ongoing struggles
Oblak is unsettled at Atletico and is looking for a bigger, more ambitious challenge with a move to the Premier League at the forefront of his thinking.
The 27-year old, regarded by many as one of the top three goalkeepers in the world, is understood to have grown unhappy at some of the decisions and direction taken by Atletico’s sporting director Andrea Berta.
Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid star Jan Oblak
He is aware that Chelsea would like to sign him but The Sun claim Manchester United want to be kept in the loop about his situation due to David de Gea’s drop in form.
Oblak, 27, has a £120m buy-out clause in the contract he signed last year, which expires in 2023.
However, a lower figure could well be expected with Atletico having been hit hard financially by the coronavirus crisis.
United have Dean Henderson chomping at the bit to stake his claim but while the 23-year old is poised to become England’s number one after an excellent season in loan at Sheffield United there are reservations he could still be a little inexperienced to become first choice at Old Trafford.
United’s other major obstacle is where to sell De Gea as there are few clubs willing to pay a substantial fee plus his £360,000 a week wages.
United want to be kept in the loop about Oblak’s situation due to David de Gea’s drop in form