Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing the Atletico Madrid ace.
Reds boss Jürgen Klopp will surely be looking to bolster his squad over the course of the next two transfer windows, as he looks to build a group of players capable of mounting a sustained push for major honours on all fronts.
One particular area of concern for the German will be his goalkeeping department, with both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius quite clearly not good good enough to hold down the number one jersey at a club the size of Liverpool.
One of Klopp's reported targets is Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak, according to the Liverpool Echo, who claim that the Merseyside outfit are quietly confident of attaining his services in the summer.
There is one huge obstacle for the Reds, however - the reported £88.2 million release clause in the Slovenian's contract with Atleti.
Spanish media outlet AS claim that the 25-year-old has a €100 million (£88.2 million) release clause inserted into his contract with the La Liga side, and it is highly unlikely that the Reds would part with that much cash for a goalkeeper.
Oblak is undoubtedly one of the continent's finest goalkeepers, but for just under £90 million, it would be a huge risk to bring him to the Premier League, especially when it is considered that Manchester City signed the magnificent Ederson for just £35 million.
Klopp's priority should definitely be to bring a top class goalkeeper to Anfield either this month or in the summer, but Oblak might just prove to be too rich for Liverpool's blood.