All three European giants have expressed an interest in Oblak, whose deal at the Wanda Metropolitano expires in 2021. However, it seems a pretty price will need to be paid by any potential buyers to secure his services.
According to Spanish radio station Cadena COPE, the club’s chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has confirmed that the La Liga side are looking increase the release clause in his contract past its current value of €100million (£87m).
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Arsenal are also reported to be interested in the highly-rated goalkeeper, however, Gil Marin wants to take steps to keep hold of their star shot-stopper.
‘We’re going to try to increase Oblak’s clause, but what we have to do is trust him,’ he said.
‘We know he wants to stay and we want him to stay.’
Atletico are fighting to keep hold of their best players and with Antoine Griezmann looking likely to join La Liga champions Barcelona this summer, they will be desperate not to let Oblak leave too.
Oblak has gone on to become one of the world’s best goalkeepers since joining Atletico from Benfica in 2014.
The 25-year-old proved his worth on the big stage on Wednesday night, as he kept a clean sheet – his 29th of the season – in Atletico’s Europa League triumph as they beat Marseille in the Lyon final 3-0.
Oblak is one of the world’s finest keepers and helped Atletico to Europa League glory