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Oblak on way to becoming most expensive goalkeeper of all times

Paris/Madrid, 10 August - Slovenia's national team goalkeeper Jan Oblak could be on the way to becoming the most expensive goalkeeper of all times as PSG looks to expand its all-star team with Atletico Madrid's goalie.

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Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
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The Paris giant is said to be willing to pay the highest price for a goalkeeper ever, as Oblak's termination clause in Madrid is set at EUR 100m. His Atletico contract runs out in 2021.

PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi is scheduled to meet Oblak's agent Miha Mlakar on Saturday, media reported. The club will reportedly pay the fee to Oblak, who is to use the money to become a free agent before signing for Paris.

If the wealthy club succeeds in bringing in the Slovenian star keeper, it will have shattered two world transfer records in a matter of months if not weeks.

After signing Barcelona's Neymar for the record-shattering EUR 222m, it will also have secured the most expensive goalkeeper to date. The current record for a goalkeeper stands at EUR 65m, which Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon in 2011.

The 24-year-old from Škofja Loka holds several records already - he became the most expensive Slovenian footballer of all times and the dearest goalkeeper of the Spanish La Liga when he signed for Atletico for EUR 16m.

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