Liverpool to beat Arsenal and Chelsea for £88m release clause star

Arsenal and Chelsea will reportedly battle for the services of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak at the end of the season.

According to The Express, Arsenal are in need of a replacement for the ageing Petr Cech, who has been out of form this season, while Chelsea are wary of Thibaut Courtois’ potential reservations over a return to Spain.

The Belgian stopper, who spent time on loan with Atletico earlier in his Chelsea career, has allegedly put contract talks with the Blues on hold while he ponders his future in West London.

The newspaper adds that Oblak, who has appeared in 29 La Liga games for Diego Simeone’s team this season, has an £88m release clause in his contract which clubs could activate this summer.

Liverpool are also allegedly monitoring proceedings with Oblak, as the Reds look for a long-term solution to their goalkeeping situation.