Some Chelsea fans react after hearing club reportedly want their 27-year-old

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is reportedly attracting interest from Lazio – but some Blues fans on Twitter have responded by urging the club not to sell him.

Corriere dello Sport claims that Lazio, who are managed by ex-Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, are interested in signing the 27-year-old.

It is understood that Serie A side Lazio failed in their attempt to sign Kepa on loan in the summer, but they are considering moving for him again.

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How much is Kepa worth now?

Chelsea paid a then-club record fee of £71million to sign Kepa from Athletic Bilbao back in 2018.


His stock has plummeted massively because of some difficult spells at Stamford Bridge, so it would be intriguing to see how much he’s worth now in the current market.

He hit a real low point under ex-boss Frank Lampard, but his reputation and confidence has been restored somewhat by current manager Thomas Tuchel. He was even praised recently by Tuchel for his work in training.

The Spanish shot-stopper looks reliable as the second-choice option in goal behind brilliant number one Edouard Mendy, who is one of the best goalkeepers in the world at present.

Kepa’s valuation will have fallen dramatically from the £70million-plus he cost, but it may not be as bad as fans fear if selling abroad. 

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Chelsea fans insist on keeping Kepa

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media believe they need to keep hold of Kepa amid transfer speculation.

With the delayed Africa Cup of Nations taking place in January 2022, Senegal international and Blues goalkeeper Mendy could be unavailable for several matches. 

If Mendy is ruled out, that leaves Kepa and third-choice goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli as the options in net.

Here are some Chelsea fans begging Kepa stays:

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