According to a report by Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, via TeamTalk, La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are worried that Chelsea could match goalkeeper Jan Oblak’s €100m (£87.2m) release clause this summer, and Blues fans have all suggested they swap the Slovenia international for Thibaut Courtois instead.
Reports suggest that the Belgian stopper – who has been much-maligned by the Stamford Bridge faithful in recent weeks following some disappointing displays, including the one in the 3-0 defeat to Barcelona – is keen to return to Madrid to be closer to his family.
While Real would probably be his preferred destination, Atletico could also be an option given he has already spent two seasons on loan with them previously.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the link to Oblak and Courtois via social media, and while one said “swap him with Courtois please”, another said “give them Courtois in return”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
See eeer I love Oblak!!! I really wish Athletico will come and take Courtois away and give us him…Courtois ain't passionate no more. https://t.co/791GC4tiBm
— Creativist! (@DesouzaHenry) March 23, 2018
Send Courtois back to Atletico to his family and bring in Oblak.
— Jim (@JimBmore) March 22, 2018
Sell Courtois for 90m, get Oblak. It's easy this transfer thing??♀️
— Mowgli (@Mowgli_T16) March 22, 2018
Let’s make a swipe deal and add £20million. Courtois should not play for Chelsea next season. That guy is miserable and not committed
— babatunde sowunmi (@SowunmiTsob2803) March 21, 2018
Come on @ChelseaFC swap Courtois for him
— edward hackman (@eddhackman) March 21, 2018
I’d swap courtois for oblak any day ??
— Jordan Duff (@DuffLivewire83) March 21, 2018
Give them Cortois in return
— MorrisSzN (@theDaneMaldini) March 21, 2018
Swap him with courtois please
— Christian Fuerkoette (@fuerkoetter92) March 21, 2018
I think Real Madrid fancy De Gea more that Courtois — so out the malingerer to Atletico in a trade for Oblak. Better keeper imo. That way everyone's happy.
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) March 21, 2018
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