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Report: Manchester United still want Jan Oblak

The Premier League side don’t think the release clause is excessive given Oblak’s immense talent.

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Manchester United are very serious about triggering Jan Oblak’s new €120 million release clause, according to ESPNFC.

The Slovenian just signed a new deal at the club but with a number of gaffes by David de Gea and a potential rebuild on the cards at Old Trafford this summer, United are looking at the possibility of bringing in “the best keeper in the world”.

The report suggests Oblak, like Antoine Griezmann, is keen to see new players arrive in the summer in an effort to reinforce the squad and Atlético Madrid’s chances on every front next season.

Oblak’s release clause was only increased by €20 million when he signed his renewal earlier this month and that might have been due to Oblak’s bargaining power in the negotiations. He is one of the very best in the world at his position and potentially didn’t want to scare off teams from at least enquiring about him.

Atlético could be set for a rebuild of sorts themselves this summer with Lucas Hernández already gone and possibly Diego Godín leaving, with reports of more potential departures too.

The ESPNFC report says Oblak would leave for another Champions League team provided the conditions were right but United are struggling in that department and have almost a zero percent chance of making it into Europe’s top competition next season.