Chelsea consider idea of selling Kepa Arrizabalaga with replacement already eyed

Chelsea could look to sell Kepa Arrizabalaga in the summer despite him costing the club £71.6m in August 2018.

That figure made the Spaniard the most expensive goalkeeper of all time, but he has failed to live up to that burden for long stretches of his time at Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year-old was criticised by Frank Lampard for his performance in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Tuesday, while understanding that the pressure is on his first-choice stopper.

“I know there’s a focus on him at the minute. I think that’s top-line football,” he said.

“With his feet a couple of times today he took too long and nearly gave it away. And sometimes that can change the momentum of a game.

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“So that’s something obviously that he’ll know and has to look at – and we have to look at.

“And yeah, it’s normal. Any player in a position, particularly goalkeepers, people will look at you and that’s when you stand up and show the mettle that you’ve got.

“So I think he’s not the only one. We’re in fourth position, which is seen as being pretty good, but I know and we know that there should be another 10 points on the board at least on performance.

“So all of us need to look at this finer details.”

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Bleacher Report have now claimed that the club are considering the sale of Arrizabalaga in the summer if they can line up a replacement, with Burnley’s Nick Pope a possible alternative.

The report adds that Chelsea will only make a move for Pope with money they gain from the sale of their current man, although all talks are in early stages.

Pope, 27, is two years older than Kepa and has made considerably less first-team appearances.

The England international joined Burnley from Charlton Athletic back in 2016, going on to make 58 Premier League appearances.

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