Tuchel openly suggests Spaniard is all set for summer Chelsea transfer deal

Thomas Tuchel
Tuchel interested in Chelsea move

Thomas Tuchel has suggested Kepa Arrizabalaga will leave Chelsea this summer transfer window as he is not happy at the club

Chelsea shelled out a staggering £72million to sign Kepa from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 as they believed that he had the potential to go on and become the best stopper in world football.

But despite being given a number of chances at the club, Kepa has fallen behind the impressive Edouard Mendy between the sticks at Stamford Bridge and is now just a back-up to the AFCON winner

It has been claimed in recent months that The west Londoners are prepared to listen to offers in the region of £50m for Kepa, with reports the new owners will be looking to freshen up the squad during the transfer window.

The club are unable to open contract talks, sign new players and let players leave the club at the end of the season while Roman Abramovic was still in charge and the club was not sold, but that will change once the takeover has been announced

And now it seems that Kepa could in fact be leaving the club after Tuchel suggested that the Spaniard is so unhappy that he does not want to stay – Asked about Arrizabalaga’s future, Tuchel said: ‘It depends what he wants and it depends what his plans are, but I know that we are very privileged to have Edou [Mendy] and Kepa in our squad.

‘I know for sure that Kepa is not happy about the situation and he deserves to play more and he can be a strong number one.

‘He arrived as a number one goalkeeper so the situation is not easy. I can tell you that he is a fantastic team player since day one and always was and never let anybody down.

‘So, no, we did not have conversation about it. I know the goalkeepers’ coaches have these conversations at the moment and then we will take our time to speak with him.

‘We must reflect on what’s best, what the possibilities are and I’m, of course as a coach, super happy to have both strong goalkeepers. Let’s see.’

Jamie

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