Manchester City will aim to solve their goalkeeping problems by attempting to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak next summer, say reports.
Goal.com report the club have prioritised the signing of the Slovenian goalkeeper – who is out injured until February – due to the struggles of Claudio Bravo, who they only signed this summer from Barcelona.
Pep Guardiola’s side have shipped 26 league goals this season with a 4-0 capitulation at Everton bringing even greater scrutiny upon the Chilean’s struggles and with Joe Hart – currently on loan at Italian side Torino – seemingly unlikely to have a future at City, a replacement goalkeeper appears to be top of the club’s agenda.
However, the report also states that Atleti would be unwilling to part company with the goalkeeper, who has a release clause of €100m.
Los Rojiblancos have conceded only 14 goals in the Spanish top-flight this season – the second-best defensive record in La Liga – while the former Benfica shot-stopped let in only twice in his side’s six Champions League group games.
The 24-year-old moved to the Vicente Calderon stadium from Benfica in 2014, and has made 81 appearances for Diego Simeone’s men.