June 14, 2024

Chelsea to sell Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer

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Kepa Arrizabalaga will be sold this summer despite a resurgence in form according to reports.

Under Thomas Tuchel, the £71 million goalkeeper has regained his confidence, and the European champions believe this has increased their prospects of obtaining a large amount for him.

Even despite Kepa’s recent form, Edouard Mendy remains the first choice, and there are no intentions to replace him.

Chelsea are expecting offers at the end of the season, as the 27-year-old is expected to desire regular first-team action ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

Last summer, he would have been able to depart, but a lack of offers and Chelsea’s refusal to let him go out on loan or as a free agent kept him as Mendy’s backup.

Kepa Arrizabalaga performed impressively in Chelsea’s World Club Cup semi-final against Al Hilal on Wednesday when he produced two crucial second-half saves in a 1-0 win.

Tuchel, meanwhile, is said to be seriously considering reinstating Mendy for tomorrow’s final against Palmeiras.

Mendy has returned from his country’s African Cup of Nations triumph, posing a big problem for the Chelsea manager.

Mendy is thought to be deserving of his spot, with some inside the club saying that leaving him out only because of his participation in the AFCON would be akin to punishing him.

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