Chelsea have NOT launched transfer bid for Jan Oblak to replace Kepa–and Atletico Madrid won’t sell if they do
CHELSEA have NOT launched a move for Jan Oblak - and Atletico Madrid have no intention of selling if they do.
The Blues are believed to be looking to offload Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer.
And rumours are mounting they were planning to table a £90million swoop for the Slovenia international.
However, sports journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed the LaLiga giants have not received a bid for the stopper.
And he also states they have no interest in selling him either.
Just last week Diego Simeone’s No 2 German Burgos said Frank Lampard is trying to buy the goalie.
Burgos - who was Atleti's goalkeeper from 2001 to 2004 - is leaving the club at the end of the season.
He was asked by Marca if there were any of his current players he would like to sign at his next club.
It was then that he confirmed Chelsea's attempts to get Oblak.
He said: "If I only quote one who I would take from Atletico Madrid, it would be bad - I have to name them all.
"Look, the Russian [Roman Abramovich] wants to take Oblak."
Burgos' admission is interesting because it seems to suggest that the order to buy Oblak has come from the very top of the Chelsea foodchain.
Arsenal ace Aubameyang 'has already made his mind up' despite Chelsea transfer 'incentive'
The Gabon international took his tally for the season to 25 across all competitions with a brace against Manchester City at Wembley to put the Gunners into the FA Cup final. Aubameyang's record at the Emirates since a move from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 stands at an outstanding 66 goals and 14 assists in just 106 appearances. The 31-year-old is Mikel Arteta's most valuable player but sees his contract expire in less than a year's time, with talks over an extension yet to reach a conclusion. Arteta is confident he can convince Aubameyang to stay in north London although Arsenal will not have Champions League football to offer next term.
Chelsea may be faced with Eden Hazard problem when Kai Havertz joins club
Chelsea appear on the cusp of signing Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz in a deal worth around £73m.
The German international has attracted major interest following his Bundesliga exploits this term.
But Chelsea don't seem to have too much competition for Havertz's services, with the Athletic reporting that the Blues are at the front of the queue and are closing in on securing a transfer unchallenged.
The 21-year-old is said to be happy to be joining the Premier League club after speaking with Frank Lampard.
And the Blues are expected to challenge next season after already adding the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner this summer.
However, will Havertz's time at Chelsea go the same way as Eden Hazard?
The Belgian was adored by fans in west London following his exploits at Stamford Bridge over seven years.
Two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, League Cup and two Europa League successes were achieved with the 29-year-old in the side.
But Hazard's exit was a long, drawn out affair after he repeatedly flirted with a move to Real Madrid.
Los Blancos finally nabbed their man last summer, as Hazard signed off his Chelsea tenure following the Europa League final.
And Havertz may also have the urge to join the Spanish giants should his time in England prove fruitful.
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