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Marina Granovskaia makes Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer decision over key concern

Kepa Arrizabalaga during Chelsea training

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Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia would reportedly rather the club sell Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer than have to partially fund a long-term loan deal. Head coach Frank Lampard would prefer the club to sign a new No 1 this summer.

Arrizabalaga has consistently put in below-par performances this season for the Blues. He has the worst save percentage in all of Europe’s top five leagues, a pool which includes 108 goalkeepers. His lack of size and less-than-intimidating nature between the sticks has been a constant problem for Lampard this term.

And now the Englishman wants to sell him so Chelsea can move ahead with their plans of signing a better player. Many reports have suggested that Arrizabalaga may go out on loan.

However, according to Goal, Granovskaia does not want that to happen. She would prefer that Chelsea sell Arrizabalaga so they can recoup as much as the £72million they paid for him two years ago. Granovskaia is concerned that failing to do so would leave the club less than financially stable in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea have been linked with multiple goalkeepers to replace Arrizabalaga this summer, including Jan Oblak, Nick Pope and Dean Henderson.

Source- Daily and Sunday Express

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