Report Chelsea wanted Oblak over Kepa

Report Chelsea wanted Oblak over Kepa

first_imgChelsea wanted Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak over new first-choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to Metro.Reports in the English media suggests Kepa wasn’t the blues first choice to replace the outgoing Thibaut Courtois.The 2016-17 Premier League champions acted quickly to replace Courtois after the Belgian goalkeeper made known of his desire to move to Real Madrid this summer.The club made Spain international the most expensive goalkeeper on the planet after they activated his £71million buyout clause to sign him Athletic Bilbao.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The 24-year-old shot-stopper made his Chelsea debut in their 3-0 victory at Huddersfield Town but reports suggests it could easily have been Jan Oblak who was in goal for that game.The Slovenia international turned the opportunity to move to Stamford Bridge despite the club’s willingness to activate his £90million buyout clause.The 25-year-old is believed to have turn the chance of moving to London in favor of working with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital.The current UEFA Europa League holders are keen to offer Oblak a payrise as they look to increase his release clause to €250million.last_img

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