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Chelsea coach Frank Lampard decides to replace Kiba after he decided to sell the goalkeeper

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The Chelsea manager wants to sell the Spanish international goalkeeper, who was dropped on Saturday after a series of inconsistent displays if the right offer comes in, and replace the 25 year old, preferably with an English goalkeeper.

Burnley’s England star Nick Pope is at the top of Lampard’s wish list.

But Chelsea’s board are reluctant to take a massive financial hit on Arrizabalaga, who they signed for a world record for a goalkeeper £71.6 million from Athletic Bilbao in August 2018.

Chelsea director and transfer guru Marina Granovskaia personally pushed the Arrizabalaga deal through, and the Spaniard was handed a seven year deal worth £10 million a year.

Arrizabalaga was though not even Chelsea’s first choice at the time, with Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak turning them down after an £89m deal was agreed between the clubs, and Roma rejecting Chelsea’s offers for Alisson, who later joined Liverpool.

No2 goalkeeper Willy Caballero stood in for Arrizabalaga in the 2-2 draw at Leicester on Saturday, but the 38 year old is out of contract at the end of the season – and the Argentine was himself at fault for the second goal his side conceded at the King Power Stadium.

Lampard is adamant that he wants another goalkeeper to be signed in the summer, may have settle for one to put pressure on Arrizabalaga if he is not sold.

Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita is another who has been looked at after an impressive season, but he, at 33, would not be a long term option.

Brazil winger Willian wants to extend his stay at Chelsea – but only if he can land a two year deal from the club, who are so far only offering a one year contract to the 31 year old.

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