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Chelsea happy to loan out 25-year-old star


Chelsea happy to loan out 25-year-old star

Arrizabalaga to be loaned out?
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Chelsea are reportedly happy to consider a loan departure for Kepa Arrizabalaga following the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes.

The Spanish goalkeeper has struggled between the sticks over the past year with a dismal save percentage of only 54 in the league.

Hence, he has received plenty of criticism from the fans and he was recently dropped for Willy Caballero in goal against West Bromwich Albion.

According to The Sun, the Blues are open to loaning out Kepa for the season such that he can find his form and confidence.

The 25-year-old was on the bench for the recent 3-3 draw at West Brom, but he may not even make the matchday squad when Mendy earns his debut.

Valencia and former club Athletic Bilbao have been credited with an interest in signing him, but both are only keen on temporary deals.

The Blues purchased Kepa from Bilbao for £72m in 2018, but they are unlikely to receive anything near that figure, if they want to sell him.