Kepa Arrizabalaga is about to remain at Chelsea for the upcoming season after receiving a backing from Petr Cech.
The goalkeeper, a membership document £71.6million signing from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, was dropped by Blues boss Frank Lampard final season.
He was snubbed for Chelsea’s essential final-day Premier League conflict with Wolves, earlier than sitting on the bench for the FA Cup remaining and the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie towards Bayern Munich.
Willy Cabellero, 38, began these matches with Kepa fearing he had performed his final recreation for the membership.
Nonetheless, The Solar declare the Spain stopper, who has 4 years left on his £150,000-a-week deal, plans to struggle for his Chelsea future quite than go away.
The Blues have been linked with a number of goalkeepers this summer time, together with Burnley’s Nick Pope, Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Rennes’ Edouard Mendy.
Chelsea technical and efficiency adviser Cech has admitted the membership might herald a brand new goalkeeper, however insists they aren’t ‘giving up’ on Kepa.
He informed Sport.CZ: “Kepa struggled final season, that’s unquestionable.
“However the membership invested in him and gave him a long-term contract as a result of they consider he has the qualities and attributes to achieve success.
“Additions will probably be made to the squad, maybe even in aim, and that is what’s being mentioned now.
“However no one is giving up on Kepa and all of us hope he has an important future.”
No different top-10 membership conceded extra Premier League objectives than Chelsea (54) final time period.
And Lampard has addressed his facet’s defensive woes by bringing in Ben Chilwell for £50million from Leicester and Thiago Silva on a free switch.