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Chelsea goalkeeper set for January exit?


Chelsea goalkeeper set for January exit?

Kepa to Lazio?
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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga could make a potential move to Serie A during the January transfer window.

The Spain international has barely played for the Blues this season as he is the back-up goalkeeper to Edouard Mendy.

This has led to speculation over his future, and Tuttosport claims that Lazio could be interested in signing him this winter.

Arrizabalaga had a mixed relationship with Maurizio Sarri during his time at Chelsea, but the Italian is open to a reunion.

A loan deal could be an option, but the move may depend on the early return of Mendy from African Cup of Nations duty.

Mendy will be participating for Senegal at the tournament, and Arrizabalaga is unlikely to leave the club in his absence.

Marcus Bettinelli was signed on a free transfer this summer. He could be promoted as the back-up keeper if Arrizabalaga leaves.

Arrizabalaga was signed for a hefty fee of £72m, but the Blues are unlikely to recoup the sum. He is currently valued at £30m.