There are doubts over Jan Oblak’s long-term future at Atletico Madrid, with reports in Spain claiming the goalkeeper has ‘no intention’ of signing a new contract with the LaLiga club.
Highly-rated Oblak was strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this season, but ended up staying in the Spanish capital.
According to sources in Spain, the Slovenian was Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s top goalkeeper target this summer but his €100million release clause proved too much for the Reds, who signed Brazil number one Alisson Becker from Roma in a £67million deal instead.
Chelsea and Paris-Saint Germain were also on the hunt for a new goalkeeper over the close season and were both linked with an interest in Oblak, but the Blues opted to sign Kepa for a world-record fee while PSG brought in Gigi Buffon on a free.
Having kept hold of him, Atletico are keen to reward Oblak – considered one of the world’s best goalkeepers – a new and improved contract.
But, according to AS, sources close to the 25-year-old have insisted he has ‘no intention’ to sign an extension with the club.
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Oblak last penned a new deal with Atleti in 2016, to extend his contract until 2021 and bump up his buy-out clause from €45million to €100million.
It is said the player ‘feels let down with the promises that were made and were not kept’ by the club when he signed that deal.
The report also quotes the source as saying that his decision is “not a question of money”.