Chelsea Ready to Loan Out Kepa in January Transfer Window, Lazio Interested

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.

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Due to this, Chelsea are willing to send out Kepa on loan in January in order to find him more regular minutes.

Lazio are interested in the Spaniard, needing a new goalkeeper due to the expiring contracts of both Pepe Reina and Thomas Strakosha.

Coach Maurizio Sarri knows Kepa well from their time together in West London, although maybe not for all the right reasons.

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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.

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