Man Utd and Chelsea warned off Oblak transfer as Atletico chief insists ‘best keeper in world’ has contract at Madrid


JAN OBLAK will remain at Atletico Madrid despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, Enrique Cerezo has maintained.

The Atletico club president believes his No1 is the “best in the world” and a deal will not be discussed with either side.

SunSport reported on United’s interest in the Slovenian last week amid David De Gea’s struggles in goal.

However it is Chelsea who are more desperate for a new shot-stopper with Kepa Arrizabalaga expected to be replaced in the summer market.

But Cerezo is adamant that Oblak will remain at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

The Atleti chief told Marca: “For me, Oblak, and I speak as a fan, is the best goalkeeper in the world.

“[Thibaut] Courtois is another great goalkeeper and, fortunately, both have worn our badge and with both we won many trophies.

“I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and is the best goalkeeper in the world.

“It is not strange that he has offers from great teams other than Atletico.”

Andre Onana and United’s up-and-coming keeper Dean Henderson are also on Chelsea’s radar, along with £90million attacking midfielder Kai Havertz.

Already near the £100m mark for the summer after buying Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, the Blues will have to fork out a considerable amount to land Oblak.

Under contract until 2023, the 27-year-old’s release clause is thought to be around £109m.


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