Kepa wants ‘change of air’ as ex-Chelsea boss eyes reunion

There are reports that Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga wants a ‘change of air’ as former Blues manager Maurizio Sarri is said to be keen to reunite with the Spaniard at Lazio.

According to Sport Witness, the Serie A are interested but would not make a move until June.

Kepa is reportedly ‘[Maurizio] Sarri’s favourite’ for the position as neither Thomas Strakosha nor Pepe Reina have fully convinced him.

The Italian manager knows the Spaniard well from their time together at Stamford Bridge, and, in his eyes, he’s an upgrade on what he currently has at his disposal.

But, Chelsea would need to pay a portion of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s wages should he depart on loan amid Lazio interest.

Corriere dello Sport look at the situation, and make it clear that any goalkeeper arrival would be in June.

As expected, ‘he would need to move on loan, accept a wage cut and Chelsea would need to acknowledge a part of it’.