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Chelsea Turn To £89m-rated Goalie As Courtois Replacement

Subair Adams

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Jan Oblak

Chelsea are yet to confirm if Courtois would be staying at Stamford Bridge or not but Maurizio Sarri is preparing for life without the Belgian shot-stopper.

We reported here earlier today that the Italian manager is hoping to have a lengthy discussion with the goalkeeper to know if he wants to remain under his tutelage or he wants a move to Santiago Bernabeu, where he would be tutored by Jullen Lopetegui in the coming season.

The Los Blancos are on the brink of capturing the goalie’s signature, according to Don Balon last week but nothing is yet to be confirmed by both parties.

Meanwhile, Sarri is reportedly hoping to capture Atletico Madrid’s goalie Jan Oblak as Courtois replacement, should he fail to convince the Belgian to remain at the West London club beyond this summer.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Italian manager is set to trigger Oblak’s release clause so as to get him before the summer window shut down in three days time.

Oblak has been an integral part of Diego Simeone’s side for a long time but he might be told to join the Blues by the club’s hierarchy if Abrahamovic made an interesting offer for the goaltender.

According to the report via the Spanish media, Oblak is in the final year of his contract with the La Liga side and Chelsea are reportedly set to sign him up this week by triggering his  €100m (£89.3m) release clause.

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