Chelsea are keen to offload Kepa Arrizabalaga before the transfer window shuts but are reportedly having difficulty getting rid of the Spanish keeper.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has since replaced him with Senegal international Edouard Mendy.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia won’t let Kepa go as she is eager to recoup the majority of the £71million the club paid for Kepa’s services two years ago but has yet to find any suitors.
Lampard isn’t keen to let the world’s most expensive goalkeeper rot on the bench and is said to have his sights on a loan deal for the former Atletico Bilbao stopper.
Chelsea, however, are also having difficulty finding a club willing to take the 25-year-old on loan.
That’s according to The Sun , who claim the Blues are facing the prospect of having to pay Arrizabalaga £5million to warm the bench this season.
Interest in acquiring Arrizabalaga’s services is said to be “limited” as teams are reluctant to pay his £150,000-a-week wages.
Arrizabalaga hasn’t featured for Chelsea since making a howler in the Blues’ 2-0 defeat to defending Premier League champions Liverpool last month.
Lampard, however, has refused to say whether or not the keeper has played his last game for the west Londoners.