Chelsea are open to sending unhappy goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga out on loan in January, with Lazio keen for a deal.
As reported by British tabloid The Sun yesterday, the 27-year-old Spaniard is desperate for playing time, something that he is unlikely to find in Thomas Tuchel’s squad considering the dominant performances of Eduoard Mendy.
Coach Maurizio Sarri knows Kepa well from their time together in West London, although maybe not for all the right reasons.
In the 2019 Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, Kepa refused to be substituted off in the dying minutes of the game, leaving Sarri enraged on the sidelines.
It later turned out that the Spaniard thought that he was being taken off for an apparent injury, something that he would feign in order to waste time, and so his refusal was purely based on the fact that he was not legitimately injured.
The rift between the two was never as serious as the British media speculated, with the relationship repairing easily as the weeks went by.