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Chelsea prepare to open talks with Kepa Arrizabalaga replacement

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The Blues are weighing up a move for Alphonse Areola as a possible replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga, as indicated by reports.

It has been a blended season for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was dropped by Frank Lampard before in the year. He has since been restored to starting XI, but there are still rumour that Chelsea could be searching for a another goalkeeper.

The Blues have just included Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to their squad ahead of next season. Presently, they could be searching for reinforcements at the back.

Chelsea have been connected with various goalkeepers, as reports of an exit for Kepa Arrizabalaga continues. Among those supposed to be of intrigue are Roman Burki, Andre Onana and Nick Pope.

Nonetheless, Le10 Sport guarantee Chelsea now eyeing Areola.

The shot stopper has spent this season at Real Madrid, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. He has not been able to displace ex-Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois as number one, and there is no space for him back at PSG, who will be hoping to take advantage of him.

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Chelsea have added Alphonse to their list of targets to replace Kepa. However, Newcastle United are also supposed to be in the chase, with the two clubs intending to open talks for the France goalkeeper within few weeks from now.

Alphonse Areola despite everything has three years left on his contract at the Parc Des Princes, but PSG’s longing to sell could present an opportunity for both of the Premier League pair.

Alphonse Areola was a World Cup winner with France in 2018, but didn’t play a any minute during the competition.

Reports rose a month ago that Kepa Arrizabalaga could leave Chelsea on a two-year loan to Valencia.

The Spanish club believe they could lose Jasper Cillessen to Ajax this summer, and along these lines will require a replacement, conceivably allowing Kepa Arrizabalaga to come back to his country.

When he joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao two years back, Kepa was the most expensive shot stopper in history. While he has still had some great performances since then, the Blues could be hoping to cut their losses.

Be that as it may, Valencia may just have the option to bear the cost of a loan deal with a choice to buy.

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