Diego Simeone has confirmed Chelsea interest in a deal swap for goalkeeper Oblak which will include Kepa and some amount of cash included.
The Atletico Madrid coach hopes he can keep one of his most prized assets Oblak who has been linked with a move to Chelsea.
Oblak has been named the best goalkeeper in laliga for four years in a row.
It has been reported that Chelsea are willing to give Kepa plush cash to Atletico in exchange for the Slovenian.
Diego Simeone Confirms Deal
“It does not surprise me, every year our most important players are wanted by the best in the world,”
The Atletico boss told the media ahead of Thursday’s game with against struggling Getafe.
“It is normal to always look for the best and we have many, some have left and others have stayed.
“It is logical and normal that anyone wants Oblak, he is our captain and an important player.
I hope we can count on his work, which is enormous for Atleti.”
Simeone Talks Oblak’s Future At Atletico
“I repeat the same thing, it is normal that they want a goalkeeper of his characteristics and value.
“It does not surprise me, he is decisive and important in the dressing room year after year.
He has evolved in every way, as a goalkeeper, and within the group.”