Arsenal are monitoring Jan Oblak’s situation, along with Liverpool, PSG and Juventus, according to reports in the Spanish media this weekend.

AS report that all four clubs are interested in the goalkeeper, but that it would take a big offer to convince Atletico Madrid to sell him. Oblak will reportedly have a €100m (£87.7m) buyout clause if he extends his contract. His current deal lasts until 2021.

The Slovenian goalkeeper has tons of experience at the top level, and fans all over rated him very highly. He has 25 clean sheets in 42 matches this season, and makes 4.33 saves for every goal he concedes in the league.

He also hasn’t made any errors leading directly to goals, which is more than you can say for Arsenal’s number one.

As a result, it could be difficult to lure Oblak away from his current club, particularly if Atletico qualify for the Champions League and Arsenal don’t. That will obviously largely depend on the tie between the two sides in the Europa League semi-final.

Plus, of course, what better way to prove the strength of your club to someone than by knocking them out of European competition? It worked for Barcelona whenever they wanted to sign one of our players.

Yet another reason why Thursday’s match promises to be a massive one.