Chelsea are set to stick to goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for the 2020/21 campaign after choosing against his sale during this summer’s transfer window.
The Spain international has actually been irregular with his screens during the ongoing season with the Blues and he has actually been criticised by some fans for the typical circulation and shot-stopping capabilities.
Previously this year, Arrizabalaga was dropped for 6 games on the bounce by manager Frank Lampard however he handled to redeem himself prior to the season was suspended due to the fact that of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Spaniard kept back- to-back tidy sheets against Liverpool and Everton in the FA Cup and Premier League respectively and he made 5 conserves against the former, which was the most handled by him in a single game this term.
In Spite Of this, there has actually been the consistent speculation over Arrizabalaga’s future at the west London side however The Telegraph’s Matt Law has actually reported that the 25- year-old will sit tight with the club next season.
The Blues were certainly considering his departure at one point of time however they have actually decided against the move, thinking about no club would fulfill their ₤50 m asking cost during the present financial situation.
On The Other Hand, there has actually been the talk of a swap offer including Arrizabalaga and A/C Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma however Law has actually worried that such an exchange appears not likely at the minute.
At present, Willy Caballero, 38, is the instant back- up option to Arrizabalaga for the primary role however Lampard needs to make a decision whether to extend the former’s contract beyond the summer.
Burnley’s Nick Pope, Ajax’s Andre Onana and Watford’s Ben Foster have actually been pointed out as possible choices to change Caballero however the latter appears the most feasible target for the Blues.
Foster’s present handle the Hornets ends at the end of the campaign and he would be readily available on a totally free transfer compared to Pope or Onana, who won’ t come on the inexpensive.
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