Man Utd and Tottenham set for fierce transfer battle to land Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak | Football | Sport


Tottenham have reportedly drawn up a plan for replacing veteran goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with Jan Oblak, despite handing the France international a new two-year deal in January. But they will face stiff competition from Manchester United for the Slovenian shot-stopper.

Antonio Conte took the chance to reconstruct his Spurs team over the summer, and he is already reaping the benefits of that. His side are unbeaten in the Premier League and sit third, winning five of those seven matches.

Conte, though, is far from finished on the transfer front as the Italian is already eying long-term options for in between the sticks – which could silence those feeling that the former Chelsea boss is destined to depart. According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham have identified Atletico Madrid’s Oblak as their top target to replace Lloris, despite his contract at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano running until 2028.

Atletico are willing to entertain offers for the Slovenian goalkeeper and are aware that Spurs have ‘sounded out’ their interest. However, the La Liga outfit may be able to spark a bidding war for their 29-year-old as Manchester United have asked to stay informed over his situation.

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