The Chelsea football club will undoubtedly continue to be eager to reduce the size of their present roster in order to raise money before the January transfer window closes.
During the summer transfer window of the previous year, the West London club went all out to sign a number of first-team players, including Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia, and Nicolas Jackson.
But because of all of these arrivals from the previous season, Chelsea Football Club is well aware that in order to balance the budget, it will need to let go of a few peripheral players.
And if rumours are to be believed, Chelsea, a team in the Premier League, is ready to let go of seasoned goalie Kepa Arrizabalaga permanently this year.
The 29-year-old Spain international has been in and out of the Chelsea first team squad in recent seasons since joining the football club after leaving Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
During the 2022–2023 season, the seasoned custodian played a major role for Chelsea Football Club, making 39 appearances across all competitions.
After that, in the summer, Kepa Arrizabalaga was sent on loan to the Real Madrid football team, where he has made 17 appearances across all competitions so far this 2023–2024 season.
The Chelsea football team is reportedly eager to cash in on Kepa Arrizabalaga on a permanent deal and is now keeping an eye on his circumstances at Real Madrid, according claims from Transfer News Live.
According to the sources, Kepa Arrizabalaga’s Chelsea football club has set an asking price of £17 million for the seasoned custodian, and the club is extremely keen in getting rid of him this year.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is thought to not be considered an essential member of Chelsea’s first team, and manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly open to considering transfer offers for the seasoned custodian.
However, it is still unclear whether any elite teams in Europe will be willing to shell out the £17 million transfer cost required to sign Chelsea football player Kepa Arrizabalaga to a long-term contract.