Chelsea-Link Oblak To Get New Competition As Athletico Madrid Make Dmitrovic Number One Goal-keeping Target

A substantial release clause stands in the way of getting a deal done quickly but the Spanish capital club are hopeful they can reach an agreement.

Atletico Madrid have made Eibar’s Marko Dmitrovic their top goalkeeping target in the transfer window, with the Serbian being eyed to provide back-up for Chelsea-linked Jan Oblak between the sticks.

With Oblak’s current understudy Antonio Adan looking increasingly likely to join Portuguese side Sporting CP, the Rojiblancos see Dmitrovic as the ideal replacement for the 33-year-old former Real Madrid youth player.

Sources close to the situation have revealed that the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is complicating matters, however, as Dmitrovic’s €20 million (£18m/$24m) buyout clause is steep for a man who would likely be playing second fiddle to first choice Oblak.