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TMW: Valencia target Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Valencia are considering a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa ArrizabalagaTuttomercatoweb reports.

The 25-year-old briefly became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in August 2018 when he joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao for €80m.

And with the big price-tag came big expectations, which the Spaniard has yet to live up to.

Kepa was dropped by Chelsea earlier this season, but played the full 90 minutes against Aston Villa on Sunday.

However, Chelsea are reportedly considering a new goalkeeper, with Manchester United-owned Dean Henderson mentioned.

TMW names Everton stopper Jordan Pickford and Fiorentina number one Bartlomiej Drągowski as targets for the Blues.

They further claim that Chelsea are actively looking for a club to take Kepa off their hands.

Kepa weighs heavily on Chelsea’s books with amortization costs of €16m a year, so will leave if a new keeper arrives.

Valencia could be a solution for the former Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper, possibly in a paid loan deal.

Head coach Albert Celades is not convinced by current number one Jasper Cillessen, a €35m buy from Barcelona last year.

Kepa is proven in La Liga from his time at Athletic where he one of Europe’s most highly-rated goalkeepers.


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