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Lampard has ‘seen enough’ of out-of-form Kepa and ‘wants to sell’ Chelsea ‘keeper

Frank Lampard has apparently ‘seen enough’ of out-of-form Kepa Arrizabalaga and will look to sell the Chelsea goalkeeper at the end of the season.

The Spanish international has performed below expectations for the Blues so far this season, and was dropped to the substitutes for Chelsea‘s 2-2 draw at Leicester at the weekend, Willy Caballero being preferred in goal at the King Power Stadium.

The 25-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge in a £71.6m world-record deal for a goalkeeper in 2018, but after a promising start has seen his form dramatically dip, Kepa possessing the worst save percentage record of all Premier League goalkeepers so far this season.

According to the Mirror, Lampard is now ready to cut his losses on the shot-stopper and will sanction his sale this summer, though the Chelsea board are believed to be reluctant to part with the expensive recruit for a cut-price fee.

Meanwhile, the Express are reporting that Burnley’s Nick Pope has emerged as a potential transfer target, as Lampard considers his goalkeeping options ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer at the west London side.

Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita is also being considered, though the 33-year-old would represent a short term fix given his advancing years.

Kepa will hope to regain his place in the Chelsea team ahead of the huge meeting with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge following the winter break, with the veteran Caballero having proven unconvincing as his replacement during the draw at Leicester.

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