Man Utd, Chelsea target makes huge decision over potential £109m move
Manchester United and Chelsea goalkeeping target Jan Oblak has reportedly come to a huge decision over his future.
United and Chelsea have both had major issues for David de Gea and Kepa respectively this season. That has prompted rumours they will look to upgrade the position this summer.
Oblak is widely regarded as one of the best keepers in the world but he has grown frustrated at Atletico Madrid.
The Daily Mail claims the 27-year-old is unhappy with some of the decisions taken by the club’s sporting director Andrea Berta.
The unsettled star is also said to be fed up with missing out to Real Madrid and Barcelona in LaLiga and wants out.
United’s longserving No 1 De Gea has made a series of high-profile errors over the last two years. With this two errors errors against Chelsea costing United a place in the FA Cup final.
The Red Devils have on-loan Sheffield United ace Dean Henderson returning to the club. But at this stage it is unclear if he will be given the chance to fight doe De Gea’s spot. Indeed, another loan exit has been mooted.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has his own issues as £71million star Kepa has been wildly inconsistent.
KEPA WANTS TO FIGHT FOR PLACE
The Spaniard wants to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge, but the Blues are already reportedly seeking a replacement.
Indeed, there are rumours that the 25-year-old could be used as a makeweight in Chelsea’s bid for Oblak.
However, the Daily Mail adds that Atletico will not let the Slovenia international leave for anything less than his £109m release clause.
That figure is likely to deter both United and Chelsea. Both could use that kind of sum to improve other areas of their team.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are confident they can get a deal done for Jadon Sancho this summer, according to BBC Sport.
BBC journalist Simon Stone believes United are sure they can negotiate a deal for the England forward and that he will be one of three summer signings. Read more…