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PremierLeague-News.Com - Kepa Arrizabalaga's future is another transfer issue for Chelsea to resolve this summer but the goalkeeper isn't desperate to leave
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Kepa Arrizabalaga has made clear that he has ambitions to play more minutes than in recent seasons, but he is not desperate to secure a transfer away from Chelsea. The Blues goalkeeper did not rule out the prospect of leaving on loan to secure more playing time and plans talks with Thomas Tuchel. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea in a record £71.6 million transfer that saw the Spaniard sign a seven-year deal as the club endeavoured to find a replacement for Thibaut Courtois. Kepa managed to keep several clean sheets in an impressive opening run under Maurizio Sarri, where a Carabao Cup final dispute with the Italian manager would be the overriding memory despite a Europa League final win. The glovesman struggled to cement his first-team spot under Frank Lampard the following season and, in the former Chelsea ace's second year in charge, was dropped to be the club's second choice when Edouard Mendy was signed. That did not change under Tuchel, who has trusted the former Athletic Bilbao star in cup competitions. READ MORE: Six players Chelsea can offer Leeds as Todd Boehly 'serious' about £65m Raphinha transfer bid Kepa put in solid performances throughout 2021/22 on his way to eight clean sheets in 15 matches and capably deputised for Mendy during the African Cup of Nations. However, there is little sign that he is on course to displace Tuchel's current preferred choice. Kepa's plan for next season? To play more. The goalkeeper told Marca: "I have enthusiasm, ambition, desire to start, to enjoy and, above all, to play more. To be more matches on the field of play. In the end, the one who decides is the coach. What you have to give him are the maximum possible reasons for him to choose you. I like to train, do my best in each session, take care of myself and be ready when the coach calls me." The goalkeeper has been linked with moves to the likes of Nice and Lazio, but it appears that a conversation with Tuchel will come before deciding to depart Stamford Bridge. He said: "Right now, I am a Chelsea player, but what I am clear about is that I want to play more because I come from a year or two where, when I have played, I have had a great performance.
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. I want to play more. I am at Chelsea, and I want to succeed here. And if it wasn't possible, we would analyse other different things because my clear objective is to play. "I am not desperate. In the end, I'm at a great club. I'll talk to the coach, and we'll decide, but with the clear message that I want to play more." Kepa appears to have a close connection with his former club. The Basque native has a number of close friends among Bilbao's current squad, and he did not rule out a move back to La Liga in the future. He added: "Yes. In fact, these days, I have been talking with Iñaki [Williams]. We are good friends, we have known each other since we were little, and perhaps he is the one with whom I have the closest relationship, although I also get along with De Marcos, Balenciaga. Now they have elections, and they are very uncertain about who is going to be the coach or the president. I wish the best to everyone and to the new 'presi'. "You never know. I have three more years with Chelsea, and in football, we don't even know where we are going to be tomorrow. We'll see what happens." READ NEXT: Find out what’s going on at Stamford Bridge with all the latest news Chelsea news and transfers LIVE: Jules Kounde twist, Robert Lewandowski bid, World Cup worry Full Chelsea Premier League fixture list for 2022/23 How Chelsea Armando Broja call may impact Declan Rice transfer as Boehly risks Granovskaia error When Raheem Sterling will decide his Man City future as Todd Boehly confronts next transfer test
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