Kepa Arrizabalaga makes Chelsea transfer U-turn after tough season

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga reportedly wants to stay and fight for his future at Stamford Bridge after recent speculation linking him with a move away.

Arrizabalaga was recently dropped by Blues boss Frank Lampard with the former midfielder warning the Spaniard that he needed to work harder.

Arrizabalaga is the world’s most expensive goalkeeper with Chelsea having paid Athletic Bilbao £71.6m for him in 2018.

But he has struggled at times this season with Willy Caballero replacing him for a few matches recently.

But the Daily Mail claim that Arrizabalaga is ready to fight for his future despite speculation that he could be replaced.

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped against Leicester
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It’s reported that the 25-year-old is happy in London and that he has been assured by senior Stamford Bridge officials that he does have a future.

Talking recently about the goalkeeper’s long-term future, Lampard said: “Every player is in control of their destiny in how they train and how they play.

“This is Chelsea and we’re trying to close the gap to the top, so there can be no one who is relaxed or loose, we have to push every day.

Kepa has now vowed to fight for his place at Chelsea
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“And try to win the game in front of us, train well on the day in front of you. Of course, we have to look at the group in the summer.

“But there are no decisions beyond the game tomorrow night as far as I’m concerned.

“Is he in the frame tomorrow? Yep. He’s been professional as expected, he’s trained well, kept his head down, supported the team, and the group.

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“I say the same every week, I get asked this every week, he’s been good.”

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