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Liverpool line up deal for Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak

The Merseyside giants will be battling against PSG to secure the services of the 22-year-old shot-stopper

LIVERPOOL will be hoping to secure the services of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak this summer.

French giants Paris Saint-Germain have also indicated their interest in the Slovenia international.

Jan Oblak is under contract with Atletico Madrid until 2021

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Jan Oblak is under contract with Atletico Madrid until 2021

The Merseyside giants are reportedly preparing a swoop later this year, according to Spanish outlet AS.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he will not be signing a new shot-stopped during the January transfer window.


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They will have the money to fork out following Philippe Coutinho’s £145m switch to Barcelona.

The goalkeeper remains under contract until 2021 after joining from Benfica in 2014 for £14.2m.

Jurgen Klopp is preparing a summer swoop

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Jurgen Klopp is preparing a summer swoop

Oblak’s contract features a release clause of £89m, but the Reds will be looking to negotiate a lower fee.


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The 25-year-old recently confirmed that he is yet to have talks with Atletico Madrid over a new deal.

Liverpool’s first choice goalkeepers, Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius, have both suffered criticism in recent weeks.

Karius was given the nod for the 4-3 against Manchester City, but once again he failed to impress.

Jan Oblak joined Atletico from Benfica in 2014

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Jan Oblak joined Atletico from Benfica in 2014

And Anfield legend Jamie Carragher says the Reds will never win the title until they axe Mignolet.

The Reds are currently chasing third in the Premier League table, with Manchester United and City leading the race.

Jan Oblak in action against England during a World Cup qualifier

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Jan Oblak in action against England during a World Cup qualifier