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Athletic Bilbao interested in Chelsea stopper


Kepa Arrizabalaga is being monitored by former club Athletic Bilbao. The Spaniard was demoted to the bench in their last league outing against Leceister City, and it is understood that his recent poor performance made Frank Lampard to axe the most expensive goalkeeper in the world. He was replaced by the veteran, Willy Caballero over the weekend.

He made a good first impression as he signed from Athletic Bilbao, but he has struggled for consistency in 2019/2020 season.

The Sun claims Kepa could actually move away from Chelsea at the end of the season after falling out of favour with Lampard, while Athletic Club are interested in re-signing their academy graduate.

It’s rightly pointed out that the 25-year-old’s wages will be a major stumbling block for Los Leones, who re-invested much of Kepa’s £72m fee back into their squad.

The Sun don’t actually mention what Chelsea’s stance on Kepa’s future actually is, so while Athletic Club might be monitoring his future at Stamford Bridge, there’s very little to suggest it’s a move which will happen at the end of the season.

Despite appearing to struggle in recent weeks, as well as his high-profile falling out with Maurizio Sarri in last season’s Carabao Cup final, Kepa has actually been one of the most impressive goalkeepers in the Premier League since his arrival.

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