Juve is not ready to pay release clause for Man Utd target

If reports are to be believed, Serie A giants Juventus are not willing to pay off the release clause for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

The bianconeri signed former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny this past summer for an initial €12.2 million fee in their attempt to have someone play as an effective second fiddle to the aging Gianluigi Buffon.

They see Oblak as someone who can replace Buffon on a long-term basis, but the Slovenian’s big 100 million euros release clause has deterred Massimiliano Allegri’s men from having a go at signing the Atletico Madrid stopper.

Also a Manchester United target if David de Gea does leave Old Trafford in the near future, Oblak has emerged as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. This season, he has made 9 La Liga appearances for Diego Simeone’s men, playing in all of the club’s three Champions League outings against Chelsea, Roma and Qarabag.