Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is on the doorstep of finalizing the deal of two Atletico Madrid players Jan Oblak and Gimenez.
After the Champions League exit by both Chelsea & Atletico Madrid, planning to have a better side for next season. Spanish club threw out from Champions League by German side RB Leipzig. Whereas, English club also put out in the round of 16 by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
However, to strengthen the squad for the next season both the clubs looking forward to rebuilding their team. Hence, Chelsea after signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, they also wanted to have a replacement for Kepa. Also, they are heavily linked with Kai Havertz to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
Reason behind bringing Oblak and Jimenez at Stamford Bridge
Moreover, Premier League side Chelsea had suffered a lot due to defensive errors in this season. As a result, they had conceded goals most of the time and put the record on the board for conceding more goals in their club history.
Due to this reason, Chelsea wanted to cement their defense properly for the next season including midfield. So, reportedly they are targeting the player for goalkeeper and centre back position.
Therefore, Chelsea expecting to bring Jan Oblak and Gimenez from Atletico Madrid to Stamford Bridge. Whereas, Oblak played for almost 6 years at Atletico Madrid. However, he is consistent with Atletico and counts as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the world.
Moreover, in the football career with Atleti, Jan Oblak only won the one title to his name i.e Spanish Super Cup. Due to which it seems like Oblak also interested to move out of the Atletico Madrid. Whereas, he performed brilliantly in this season by keeping 17 clean sheets including all the leagues.
Does Chelsea afford Oblak?
By seeing the current situation of Chelsea, it clears that Chelsea needs to offload some players to bring these players to the Premier League. However, Atletico Madrid foreseeing to meet their demands for skippers transfer.
As a result, Atleti demanded £110m for the Jan Oblak transfer fee. Therefore, it seems difficult to pay by Chelsea. So, Chelsea trying to divert the Atleti’s mind by tempting another offer. As per the Eurosports report, Chelsea added Kepa plus cash to fulfill the demands of the Atletico Madrid.
On the other hand, the reports from Daily star explained about Atletico Madrid’s opinion. However, they disclose that Atletico Madrid is not convenient with Kepa’s deal. So they rejected Chelsea’s tempting offer.
Centre Back Gimenez also on the target list of Chelsea
The report from football.london stated that Uruguayan International is more likely wanted by Frank Lampard. As he made his debut for Atletico Madrid in 2013 and arrived in almost 162 games of UCL and La Liga in total. Whereas, 25 years old impressed everyone by his consistency and the gameplay…