Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has confirmed Chelsea offer for Jan Oblak

Atletico president comments on Oblak speculation

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has confirmed that there have been “offers” for Jan Oblak, and says he isn’t surprised at the interest given the goalkeeper’s quality.

The Slovenia international is being touted as a replacement from Kepa Arrizabalaga and Cerezo has commented on the transfer speculation.

“I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and he’s the best goalkeeper in the world. It’s not unusual that he attracts offers from other big clubs.

“I’ll say what I always say. Oblak has a contract, he’s an Atletico player and that’s that.

“We have a lot of players, the squad as a whole is our biggest asset. Oblak is a magnificent player and in his position, undeniably, there is no one who is better than him at the moment.

Oblak narrowly missed out on the Zamora Award to Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois – the honour which goes to the La Liga goalkeeper who has the lowest “goals-to-games” ratio, but Atletico chief Cerezo says his player is superior.

“I think winning the Zamora Award or finishing second depends on many circumstances throughout the 38 LaLiga matches,” he told Marca.

For me, Oblak, and I’m speaking as a fan, is the best goalkeeper in the world. In respect to Courtois, he’s another one of the great goalkeepers in the world and fortunately both of them have worn our strip and we’ve won trophies with both of them.”

When pushed on whether Oblak would be staying at the club this summer, Cerezo added: “I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and he’s the best goalkeeper in the world. It’s not unusual that he attracts offers from other big clubs.

“I’ll say what I always say. Oblak has a contract, he’s an Atletico player and that’s that.

“We have a lot of players, the squad as a whole is our biggest asset. Oblak is a magnificent player and in his position, undeniably, there is no one who is better than him at the moment.”

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