Atletico want to increase Oblak release clause amid Liverpool & Arsenal links

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The highly-rated goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, but those in Madrid are taking steps to try to keep him

Atletico Madrid want to increase the release clause of goalkeeper Jan Oblak, chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has confirmed.

The Slovenia international has a deal with Atleti until 2021 that includes a buyout option reportedly worth €100 million (£87m/$118m).

Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with the 25-year-old but Atleti are taking steps to try to keep him at the club.

"We're going to try to increase Oblak's clause, but what we have to do is trust him," Gil Marin told Cadena COPE.

"We know he wants to stay and we want him to stay."

Oblak has become one of the world's leading keepers since joining Atleti from Benfica in 2014.

He kept a clean sheet as Diego Simeone's side won the Europa League final 3-0 against Marseille on Wednesday.

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After that contest, Oblak told reporters that he is continuing to turn a deaf ear to the rumours suggesting that he will soon be on the move.

He said: “People think and say things. I have a contract here and I do not know what's going to happen in the future, it's not up to me.

"I'm here for the moment and I'm not thinking about anything other than Sunday, we need a point to be second.”

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