Chelsea want Jan Oblak to replace Thibaut Courtois

Hope Soto
August 4, 2018

I spoke yesterday with him about his lateness, not about his future.

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Manchester United have all been reported to have either made or to be considering offers for the 29-year-old, but in declarations to the Brazilian website Globo Esport, he insisted he didn't want to leave Chelsea.

Meanwhile, if Willian is to stay at Chelsea, a move for Manchester United's Anthony Martial to the Stamford Bridge is thought to be drained as well.

"At the moment Courtois is the goalkeeper at Chelsea", said Sarri.

Belgium goalkeeper Courtois, 26, has been linked with Real Madrid this summer.

Chelsea are in the season curtain-raiser after the FA Cup win in Conte's final match as head coach. I'm very happy living in London'.

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The Times report that Willian has contacted Chelsea explaining that his absence is due to an issue with his passport, following an extended period off after the World Cup, he was originally expected to return to pre-season training last Friday.

When asked about his player reporting late to training in an interview after the penalty shootout loss to Arsenal, Sarri stated, "I want to speak to him before I answer these questions".

'It depends especially on him I think.

"He's got under a year left [on his contract] now, and I can only see him moving if I'm being honest".

Los Blancos only value Courtois at £35million, in line with their wider stance on goalkeepers.

Sarri admits City are also hindered by players absent on post-World Cup breaks, but the situation contrasts with Chelsea's as he is new to the role.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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