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Arsenal, Chelsea battle for Jan Oblak

Arsenal and Chelsea are battling for the services of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, The Express reports.

Arsenal are in need of a substitute for the ageing Petr Cech, who has been out of form this season, while the Blues are distrustful of Thibaut Courtois’ probable reservations over a return to Spain.

The Belgian stopper, who spent time on loan with Atletico earlier in his Chelsea career, has purportedly put signing talks with Chelsea on hold while he ponders his future in West London.

The Express in addition says that Jan Oblak, who has appeared in 29 La Liga games for Diego Simeone’s team this season, has an £88m release clause in his contract which clubs could activate this summer.

Liverpool are as well purportedly monitoring proceedings with Jan Oblak, as the Reds look for a long-term solution to their goalkeeping problem.

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