Sports : Chelsea to pay Madrid £89million release clause for Jan Oblak in the next 24 hours

Jan Oblak

Chelsea to pay Madrid £89million release clause for Jan Oblak in the next 24 hours

England giant, Chelsea FC have agreed to pay Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper, Jan Oblak’s £89million release clause in the next 24 hours in other to have the shots stopper at the Stanford Bridge before the transfer window closses.

This is following the decision of Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois telling the manager, Maurizio Sarri on Monday he wanted to leave the club and asked the manager to sanction his transfer to Real Madrid.

The Blues had been frustrated in their attempts to secure a replacement for Courtois.

According to Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea have now concluded arrangement to sign Atletico Madrid stopper Oblak.

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The goalkeeper is one of the world’s best, but several big club suitors have been scared off by the Slovenian’s release clause.

The club owner, Roman Abramovich has opted to spend a bit more on a goalkeeper who has proven his pedigree over several seasons.

Chelsea will make their move for Oblak in a matter of few hours, according to the newspaper.

Courtois and his Belgium team-mate Eden Hazard reported for pre-season at Cobham on Monday, and met with new boss Maurizio Sarri.