A report in Spain claims that Valencia are interested in signing Capa Arrizabalaga on an initial loan deal after Chelsea made an ‘offer’ for the goalkeeper.
Capa has not been good this season. After a mixed first term with the Blues, his performances have been inconsistent in 2019/20 to the point where he (temporarily) lost his place to 38-year-old Willy Caballero.
Frank Lampard’s decision was backed by a number of high-profile blunders, but while he has managed to earn his place back in the starting line-up, there is still a huge question mark over his suitability at number one in the long term.
It could also happen in the short-term, as Marca claim that Valencia are considering a deal to bring the Spaniard back to his homeland. It has been claimed that any deal would likely involve a two-year loan move, which includes an option to buy, although it is unclear whether this is an option to buy or an obligation.
It also adds that it is something Chelsea are keen on, as they made an offer to Valencia in a desperate bid to make some return on their hefty £72m investment.
A host of goalkeepers have been linked with a move to Chelsea in the run up to December, including Ajax’s Andre Ona to Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale. If the Blues move to Onana, it could usher in a happy era in the goalkeeper department.
Frank Lampard has been unimpressed by Kepa’s indifferent form this season / Robin Jones / Getty Images
Mundo Deportivo previously mentioned Los Che’s interest in Capa as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, who is likely to leave in the summer. The Dutchman could then return to his home country with Ajax, with the three stoppers moving around Europe.
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