Chelsea ready to sell Kepa Arrizabalaga and target Jan Oblak as replacement

Chelsea reportedly plan to offload Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer and could use the goalkeeper in a player-plus-cash deal for Jan Oblak.

Kepa was dropped by Blues boss Frank Lampard earlier this month and has not featured for the past three matches.

Willy Caballero has been starting in goal for Chelsea and may be given the nod again tonight in the Champions League last-16 first leg clash with Bayern Munich.

Kepa is the world’s most expensive goalkeeper with the Blues paying around £71.6m to bring the shot-stopper to Stamford Bridge in 2018.

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Lampard has made it clear that Kepa’s performances have not been good enough for a Chelsea side looking to keep hold of their top four Premier League position.

And according to Spanish television show El Chiringuito de Jugones , Chelsea are ready to sell the 25-year-old this summer.

It is claimed that the Blues have proposed a swap deal with Atletico Madrid to replace Kepa with Oblak.

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El Chiringuito de Jugones report that Chelsea will offer Kepa plus £25m to try and lure Oblak to Stamford Bridge.

Asked if he was on a collision course with Chelsea’s board over Kepa, Lampard said: “Certainly not. That fills a lot of headlines for people.

“I’m absolutely together with all the club and the board, because we all want the best. And I’m paid to make decisions.

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“So with form I have to consider the goalkeeper position. Recently it’s just changed, but that’s nothing final.

“All Kepa needs to do is train and show a great attitude, as I demand from all the players.

“And things can obviously change. But all I want is the best for the team.”

The Blues host Bundesliga giants Bayern at Stamford Bridge tonight before the return leg in Germany on March 18.

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