Chelsea is willing to sign Atletico de Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak if they are to lose Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid next summer, according to the reports.
The 24-year old Belgian has been recently linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season as the Los Blancos eye him as a potential target after their transfer ban was reduced to just the January window.
Courtois is in impressive form this season and has played a huge role in Chelsea’s 12 game winning run in the recent weeks as he remained solid in the back clinching 11 clean sheets so far in the Premier League.
Despite Chelsea not willing to sell him, if the player decides to leave then the Blues are ready to make a swoop for Oblak who have been among the World’s best shot stoppers in the last two years, according to AS.
Oblak has been previously linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United but Chelsea is firm favourites to sign him if they are to sell Courtois next summer. The Slovenian has been a vital figure for Atletico as he was able to replace Courtois at the Spanish outfit when the Belgian returned to Stamford Bridge in 2014.
Joe Hart, who is ousted to Italy by Pep Guardiola, is also reportedly one of the main contenders for the position at Stamford Bridge next season. However, it remains to be seen whether Conte will be ready to sell the player who is at the peak of his powers this season.
Real Madrid are known for buying the best players around the world at any price if they decide to and with Courtois admitted to being back in Spain in future, the deal could fall through.
Chelsea also has another classy goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in their ranks who is also ranked among the finest in English Premier League.