Atletico keeper Jan Oblak has said he doesn’t know if he’ll stay at the club beyond this season.
The 24-year-old is being monitored by Arsenal and Liverpool and may have given both clubs some encouragement with his latest comments.
“I can’t say much about what has happened in recent weeks, I really can’t,” Oblak told Slovenian sports newspaper Ekipa (via talkSPORT).
“What I can say is that for now I’m an Atletico player and will be until the end of the season.
“After that, I don’t know, we’ll see. You never know, sometimes things change from day to day.
“So, for now I can only talk about Atletico, with whom I am happy. I hope we’ll have a good season together.”
Any chance of Oblak leaving this summer was lost when Atletico were placed under a transfer ban.
Unable to bring in any immediate replacements, Atletico prevented any of their star players from leaving the club.
That ban will be lifted in January.
Oblak is a highly rated keeper with his best years ahead of him. He’s someone Arsenal should certainly be looking at next summer.
While Petr Cech remains the undisputed first choice keeper at the club, there are doubts about his consistency and fears that he could decline even further.
Many believe that Arsenal needed a keeper this summer and that Wojciech Szczesny was the perfect candidate.
However, Szczesny was sold to Juventus, suggesting that a goalkeeper was a priority for Arsenal this summer.
Oblak joined Atletico Madrid from Benfica in 2014. He won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for best goalkeeper in 2016 after only conceding 18 goals in 38 appearances.
Liverpool have also been heavily linked with a move for him.