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Chelsea star identified as ‘dream signing’ by Maurizio Sarri at Lazio: Reports

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Lazio Maurizio Sarri synchronized Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga “signing dreams,” according to reports in Italy.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Rome for some time. Unfortunately, the move to Lazio never materialized.

Sarri bought Kepa for a staggering £ 71.6m from Athletic Bilbao for Chelsea 2018. However, he was demoted to second place Chelsea after a string of poor performances under Frank Lampard.

The report reveals that both Sarri and Lazio’s football director Igli Tara like the goalkeeper and hope to have him on board by January next year.

Sarri helped the Blues win the Europa League and is reportedly very eager to insert Kepa despite the infamous loss of money at Wembley.

Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur – Chelsea – Premier League

Apparently, the loan move for the 27-year-old goalkeeper is planned for the summer. But the Spaniard decided to stay at Chelsea to fight for the number one spot.

Despite Kepa being reliable this season, Thomas Tuchel preferred to have Edouard Mendy as his first choice, which seemed impenetrable.

Therefore, moving to Lazio in search of first team football could lead to Kepa moving away from the Blues. This has been repeatedly described as a dream move.

Chelsea - Manchester City - Carabao Cup Final
Chelsea – Manchester City – Carabao Cup Final

The only obstacle in the transfer could be finances, and Lazio called on Chelsea to pay him at least half his salary.


Chelsea will be left without both champions if Kepa leaves in January 2022

Edouard Mendy has been absolutely spectacular for Chelsea since he was invited to fill Kepe Arrizabalaga’s shoes.

Since joining Chelsea, he has retained 19 clean points (Premier League) and conceded 28 goals, with more than 21 wins.

Edouard Mendy has the most goals conceded in the league so far this season (5.19) Simply elite. #CFC https://t.co/cBzYflUY4L

Chelsea’s defense looked more organized than ever with Mendy in goal. With Antonio Rudiger,, Marcos Alonso i Thiago Silva among others it looks sharp.

Chelsea FC vs. Villarreal CF & ndash;  UEFA Super Cup 2021
Chelsea FC – Villarreal CF – UEFA Super Cup 2021

Either way, Mendy will travel with the Senegalese national team to compete in the African Cup of Nations in January. This will leave Kepa for the first issue of Chelsea in a month.

🇸🇳 Edouard Mendy in the Champions League since he came to Chelsea … 🔵 13 appearances
🧤 10 blank sheets
⚽️ 3 goals conceded👑 Champions League winner
G GK year of the Champions League
🏅 Composition of the Champions League seasonSensational.
https://t.co/dedMbXAWN6

If Lazio manages to get Kepa on loan, Chelsea could be left without both top stoppers. That would make it harder to fight for the Premier League and defend the title.


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