The goalkeeping position for Lazio needs an upgrade, which is why they’re expressing interest in Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Spanish shot-stopper played under new manager Maurizio Sarri during the 2018-19 season at Chelsea; now the Italian tactician would like to bring Arrizabalaga to Lazio since he’s fallen out of favour with the English club.

Chelsea paid €80-million for the 26-year-old in 2018. There’s no decision yet whether they’ll be looking for an outright sale or loan. If they go with a transfer sale, they’ll be operating at a significant loss.

However, a loan stint could help Arrizabalaga build up his value, and Lazio wants it to be in Rome. In addition, the goalkeeper is under contract until 2025, so Chelsea could be open to a loan.


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According to La Repubblica (via Lazio News 24), Lazio would have already surveyed the situation. Sporting director Igli Tare wants to work out a loan deal that sees Chelsea cover half of his salary. 

Lazio appears to be the club most actively pursuing Arrizabalaga. So perhaps they could be open to covering 50-percent of his wages depending on what type of loan fee Lazio is willing to pay.

Chelsea doesn’t see a future with Arrizabalaga, so Sarri hopes that his former club can work out a deal for the Spaniard.