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Chelsea Chase Jan Oblak With Player-Plus-Cash Deal In The Works

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Chelsea Chase Jan Oblak With Player-Plus-Cash Deal In The Works

By Mike Parrott

Chelsea's defensive woes have been the tale of their season so far.

Already conceding 49 goals in the Premier League, which sees them 11th in the table when it comes to goals against, a mixture of bad management and a supposed lack of personnel have caused a humongous failing in their backline.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that buying better players should be able to cover for his infamously poor defensive tactics and has sighted Jan Oblak as a desirable recruit.

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The Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has a £120 million release clause with the Spanish team with three years left on his deal. However, according to The Mirror, Chelsea were willing to offer current keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as well as money to capture Oblak.

Kepa joined Chelsea for a world-record transfer fee for a keeper of £71.5 million, and has been exposed constantly this season by the Chelsea defenders ahead of him.

Lampard hasn't seemed to be satisfied with Kepa and is reportedly also interested in Ajax's Andre Onana. Chelsea have also been linked to a bizarre attempt to buy Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson, who is currently on loan at Sheffield United.

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After already spending over £50 million on Timo Werner and £35 million on Hakim Ziyech, the Blues are said to be targeting players such as Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell. So Chelsea certainly seem to be ready to spend an enormous amount of money this summer.

However currently, the massive cash injection won't cover the cracks in Lampard's tactical system and could just benefit the manager who ends up replacing him.

What do you think of Chelsea's targeting of a new goalkeeper?

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Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Chelsea, Jan Oblak, Football, Atletico Madrid, Premier League

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