Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia ‘opens talks’ with Jan Oblak’s agent

Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has opened talks with Jan Oblak’s agent over a transfer.

Frank Lampard has made the Atletico Madrid star his top target to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, who could return to Spain.

After a strong first season in the Premier League, the Englishman is keen on bringing in his own players.

Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have already been signed and there are further plots planned for the likes of Ben Chilwell, Declan Rice and Kai Havertz.

And a goalkeeper is one of his priorities after a shoddy season between the sticks from Kepa.

The Blues have conceded 54 times this year – the most in the top ten.

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He has already dropped the 25-year-old on several occasions, who cost the Blues a world-record £72m just two years ago.

And Lampard has made up his mind on his replacement, demanding Atletico’s Oblak.

They do not get much better than the Slovenia international, who is commonly regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world.

Furthermore, Blues transfer chief Granovskaia has opened talks with his agent, according to Nicolo Schira.

Chelsea and Atletico already have a close relationship with a number of transfers being done between the two clubs.

The Spanish club are in a spot on financial trouble, though, which could aid talks for the Londoners.

Nevertheless, Diego Simeone has issued a hands-off warning on their star man.

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He said: “I am not surprised that Chelsea admire Jan Oblak, he is a decisive player for us.

“But he is the captain and our participation every year in the Champions League helps us keep our best players so I hope he will continue with us.”

Oblak’s release clause stands at £108m but any negotiations will see Chelsea try lower that number amid the uncertain financial climate.

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