Chelsea are reportedly still looking to buy a new goalkeeper whether Kepa Arrizabalaga leaves the club or not.
According to The Telegraph (via Sportsmole), the Blues are going ahead with their plans to improve their options in the net next season.
Recent reports linked Chelsea to a massive bid for Jan Oblak, with the hope that Atletico Madrid would take Kepa in a player-plus-cash deal. However, the La Liga outfit have made it clear they do not want the Spaniard to be part of any potential transfer (via Daily Mail).
Should Chelsea keep or sell Kepa?
Kepa has failed to win over new manager Frank Lampard after the 42-year-old inherited him from former boss Maurizio Sarri. The shot-stopper was brought to the club from Atletico Bilbao in 2018 for a world record fee of £71 million (via BBC Sport).
Despite the hefty fee and a lot of buzz surrounding his move, the 24-year-old hasn’t impressed between the sticks. His mutiny in last season’s Carabao Cup final was arguably the beginning of the end for Kepa.
The goalkeeper refused to come off the pitch despite Sarri preparing Willy Caballero to replace him for the upcoming penalty shootout against Manchester City. As a result, Chelsea bowed out of the competition at the last hurdle after City were successful in converting their penalties.
For Chelsea to continue their search for a replacement for Kepa without offloading him this summer is extremely worrying news for the Spaniard. With money all but stockpiled from their two window transfer ban, the Blues aren’t holding back with their spending.
It seems that whilst they have the money to spare, they want an upgrade and that’s all there is to it. If they can cash in on him, it will suit both parties down to the ground. But if they don’t find a buyer, it’s likely Kepa will be subject to a miserable 2020/21 season on the bench or potentially in the reserve league.
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