Atleti close in on Oblak renewal

Atletico Madrid are hopeful of concluding contract renewal talks with goalkeeper Jan Oblak to double his release clause to €200m, claim Diario AS.

The 25-year-old joined Los Rojiblancos from Benfica in the summer of 2014, to replace the outgoing Thibaut Courtois, and could now be set for a new deal in the Spanish capital.

The Slovenian has long been linked with a potential move away from Diego Simeone’s team including to Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, who reportedly saw a bid rejected earlier this month.

However, both these clubs have now signed new goalkeepers and Oblak is set to increase his pay grade and release clause in the Spanish capital.

Oblak has made 160 appearances for Diego Simeone’s team and has established himself as one of the world’s elite goalkeepers.

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