Chelsea have already bolstered their attack for next season by signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
The Blues need to focus on bringing reinforcements at the other end of the pitch, partly because Kepa Arrizabalaga has looked shaky on several occasions this season.
Frank Lampard’s side have the worst defensive record of the top 10 teams, having conceded 54 goals, six more than Burnley, who have the second worst record from the same group.
Atlético Madrid’s Jan Oblak has emerged as a target for the west London club.
This is according to Marca, who state the Premier League side tried to tempt the Slovenia international before signing Kepa from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
Chelsea are still interested in the La Liga star and they have a desire to make him ‘one of the cornerstones’ of their new project.
He has a €120m release clause and the English club are aware Atlético will not be ‘moving a millimetre’ from his hefty price. The figure is ‘exorbitant’ in the current market, but it’ll only be valid if the custodian decides to leave Diego Simeone’s side.
Oblak has won the Europa League, the UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de España during his time in Madrid. According to the newspaper, the ex-Benfica man wants his side to fight for big titles, something which has not happened successfully so far.
If Chelsea convince Oblak of their sporting project and if they are willing to pay his €120m release clause, Lampard’s side could retain hope of signing him.
Manchester United get a mention, but it’s mainly related to Rio Ferdinand mentioning the player during punditry.