CHELSEA will reportedly attempt to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak if they lose Thibaut Courtois next summer.
Belgium international Courtois has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid and neighbours Atletico appear to be the leading the race for the 25-year-old.
And Goal claim that Oblak is the man Antonio Conte wants to replace him.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico will be loathe to lose their No1 – with the Argentine hoping to have two world-class keepers to choose from.
However, that task will be extremely difficult and he could be forced to sacrifice one for the other.
That could then allow Chelsea to move in to bring the Slovenian stopper to West London.
Courtois enjoyed a hugely successful three-year loan spell in the Spanish capital with Atletico between 2011 and 2014.
He helped the club to win La Liga, the Europa League and the Copa del Rey.
Since his return to Chelsea he has won the Premier League twice – but he is stalling on a new contract extension.
His deal with the Blues expires in the summer of 2019 and they could be forced to cash in at the end of this season to avoid him leaving on a free 12 months later.
Conte could face competition for Oblak with a number of other clubs interested.
Prem rivals Manchester United have their eye on him as the man to fill David de Gea’s position should he go to Real Madrid.
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