Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
EXIT

Chelsea look set to replace Thibaut Courtois with one of the world’s best goalkeepers

Antonio Conte eyeing La Liga and Slovenia shotstopper to replace Belgian ace as Blues No1 if 25-year-old leaves Stamford Bridge for a return to Spanish capital

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.

Chelsea will target Jan Oblak next summer if they lose their No1

Rex Features
9
Chelsea will target Jan Oblak next summer if they lose their No1

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.


IS YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM RUINED? THEN DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER IS JUST THE CURE!


However, that task will be extremely difficult and he could be forced to sacrifice one for the other.

Thibaut Courtois could leave Stamford Bridge in the summer

Getty Images - Getty
9
Thibaut Courtois could leave Stamford Bridge in the summer

Both Atletico and Real Madrid are interested in the Belgian

Rex Features
9
Both Atletico and Real Madrid are interested in the Belgian

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.

BET £10 GET A FREE £30 BET WITH SUN BETS

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.

Jan Oblak will not be happy to share the position with Courtois

Getty Images - Getty
9
Jan Oblak will not be happy to share the position with Courtois

Atletico want Courtois and Oblak to share the keeping responsibility

PA:Press Association
9
Atletico want Courtois and Oblak to share the keeping responsibility

And that could see Chelsea pounce for the Slovenian international

Rex Features
9
And that could see Chelsea pounce for the Slovenian international

The summer transfer window was one the craziest we have ever seen.

Take a look at the most profitable transfers of ALL time.

And here are the Premier League players whose wages made them the most expensive per minute played.


Philippe Coutinho or Henrikh Mkhitaryan? Why not both?

That’s the beauty of Dream Team Weekender – there are no budget limitations so you can pick any player available from this weekend’s fixtures.

That means you don’t have to worry about only picking one star playmaker when Liverpool and Manchester United lock horns in the tastiest game of the season so far on Saturday.

Weekender is the best new fantasy football game around and it’s absolutely free to enter.

Barcelona are still keen on buying Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool

Reuters
9
Coutinho will have to step in Sadio Mane’s absence

Just select seven players from across the Saturday and Sunday Premier League fixtures for your chance to bag that increased £20k prize this weekend.

Flopped so far this season? It doesn’t matter, as Weekender allows you to start afresh every single weekend. Let the games begin – sign up to play here!

COUTINHO OR MKHITARYAN? PICK BOTH WITH DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER