Abramovich Agrees To Pay £89m Release Clause As Chelsea Close-In On 3rd Signing

By on August 7, 2018

The summer transfer window is drawing to a close and managers are working hard to secure last minute deals so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea are linked with Jan Oblak….

Jan-Oblak-atletico madrid

Roman Abramovich has agreed to pay Jan Oblak’s £89m release clause as Chelsea close-in on a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.

Chelsea have been scouring the transfer market in search of a new number one goalkeeper after Courtois made it clear he wants to return to Spain and has refused to sign a new contract – with his current deal set to expire next summer.

The Belgian international has failed to report for pre-season training so it seems inevitable that Chelsea will sell the 26-year-old to Madrid over the coming days and Jordan Pickford has been strongly linked as Maurizio Sarri looks to find a suitable replacement.

However, Mundo Deportivo claims that with Everton demanding around £58m for the England World Cup star, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has decided to push the boat out further to meet Oblak’s £89m release clause and land one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

The Spanish publication says Chelsea will go to Atletico Madrid and trigger the release clause within the next 24 hours as they look to push through this sensational deal before the transfer window closes on Thursday evening.

Thibaut Courtois Chelsea

Atletico have done their best to try and convince Oblak to sign a new contract that would see his exit fee increase substantially but the Slovenian international has so far failed to agree terms so Chelsea are ready to take advantage.

The La Liga giants always feared Oblak could end up joining Chelsea this summer and they signed Adan from Real Betis is preparation for his exit but his loss will come as a huge blow to Diego Simeone.

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However, if Chelsea can get this deal over the line then Oblak will prove to be a superb addition to their team as the 25-year-old has developed in to one of the best keepers on the planet and has still got his best years ahead of him.

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12 Comments

  1. emil

    August 7, 2018 at 10:49 am

    nothing of note will be happening.
    sarri is the new martyr.
    blues worst problem are the reds.

    • Kurt zouiyi

      August 8, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Don’t be so pessimistic dear. We have daniel levy to thank for. His inept handling will demoralise thfc. We will replace them easily in top 4.
      I say we poach some of their targets also. After this treatment of pochettino I believe we may even get him later. He has been betrayed.

  2. Ndikumana

    August 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    what £89m for keepr is better we pay
    £79m for zaha come on chelseafc

  3. Clement

    August 7, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    He would be a very good replacement for Courtois…………good one indeed lets make it happen

  4. Confidence jimmy

    August 7, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Please sign oblak

  5. Confidence jimmy

    August 7, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Please lewandowski and oblak could be very good signing for chelsea

  6. http://boewap.com.ng

    August 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    that lovely to hear

  7. ameh sani

    August 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    oblak is even better then courts pls go ahead is a good one but we sell then striker and loyn aterker is better then morata and gourd

  8. Chelsea no1 fan

    August 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    This is good one…
    With Oblak, we are good to go..
    Blues for life
    Up Chelsea

  9. Sogo

    August 7, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Good news indeed, pls sign Oblak as fast as possible

  10. Marvelous

    August 8, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Wow this is incredible sensible signing, oblak is a good goal keeping I tink Chelsea should sign nabil fekir also or Zaha either of the two player it will help too

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