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Arsenal make contact with Cech replacement, club-record deal possible

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Arsenal could be poised to break their club-record transfer fee for the third window in a row as reports indicate the Gunners have made contact with a prime target ahead of the summer.

Arsene Wenger’s side initially smashed their transfer record last summer by landing Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon and followed that up with another record-breaking deal in January, luring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

After rejuvenating their attacking line, also landing Henrikh Mkhitaryan and renewing the contract of Mesut Ozil, Arsenal are now looking to improve at the other end of the field- and contact has been made with a prime candidate to replace Petr Cech.

Spanish outlet AS states that Arsenal’s head of football relations Raul Sanllehi has initiated contact with Atletico Madrid regarding the services of Slovenian international Jan Oblak, widely regarded to be one of the best goalkeeper’s in the world.

However, the 25-year-old stopper has a monumental release clause of €100m (£88.1m) in his contract with the Spanish side and any deal bringing him to the Emirates Stadium would likely have to be another record-breaking figure.

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