Chelsea should now push to try and sign Jan Oblak after Athletic Madrid were knocked out of the Champions league.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new stopper in the summer transfer window as he has not been impressed by the performances of Kepa, who has struggled between the sticks.
And that has led to some speculation in the media suggesting that Chelsea are ready to make a move and try to bring in Oblak to Stamford Bridge in a move that could cost the club a massive £100 million.
However, after Tyler Adams’ late deflected strike saw RB Leipzig reach their first Champions League semi-finals after a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Chelsea should not seek to clinch a transfer deal.
Oblak is seemingly open to the idea of leaving the Spanish clubs, and reports suggest that Madrid will be open to selling if the right amount of money is offered, meaning that Chelsea have an opportunity they cannot turn down.
There are not too many elite goalkeepers in the game right now, and if there is a chance to sign Oblak, they need to make sure that they make the move, he could add thirty points to the club next season.
Probed on rumours linking him with Chelsea – and suggestions he would consider a move if the Spanish club’s ambition does not match his own – Oblak recently told AS: ‘This is not the time to talk about that, right now we’ve got Leipzig to think about.
‘I’ll assess the season when the last game is over, and hopefully we’ll have three more games left to play. Then there will be time after that to talk. ‘But first, Leipzig. I’m really looking forward to it.’