Jan Oblak to Chelsea: Blues make key decision, Hakim Ziyech to play role in transfer

Chelsea’s 2019/20 domestic campaign may have drawn to a close with the disappointment of losing Saturday evening’s FA Cup final to Arsenal at Wembley, but the Blues are continuing to make some big noises in the transfer market.

Having already bolstered their attacking options with the additions of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Germany international Timo Werner, the Blues are now looking to strengthen their defence and in goal, with those two areas being high up on head coach Frank Lampard’s to-do list.

Whilst the Stamford Bridge club are being linked with moves for the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell to strengthen their defence, the club are also being linked with a big-money move for Jan Oblak.

The Atletico Madrid goalkeeper is considered as one of the very best shot-stoppers in the world and has been closely linked with a summer switch to West London in recent weeks, as Lampard looks to bolster his options between the sticks.

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With that in mind, here is a round-up of all the very latest news concerning Chelsea’s pursuit of the Slovenian international and everything we know so far.

Chelsea make Oblak top transfer priority

The Blues have identified Oblak as their top transfer target ahead of the summer window officially opening for business later this month, the Mirror reports.

After signing a new deal at the Wanda Metropolitano last year, a £120million buy-out clause was inserted in the goalkeeper’s contract. However, Chelsea are prepared to go in with an offer of less than £100million and offer Arrizabalaga to sweeten the deal.

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.

Simeone comments on Oblak interest

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has addressed the reports linking Oblak with a…