Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has made a surprising u-turn on his future at the club and is now determined to stay at Stamford Bridge.
That decision looked to all but seal Kepa’s intentions to leave and the Spaniard had been keen to do so, with offers from his homeland to return after two years in London.
However, in an indication that the goalkeeper has been unimpressed with the defence in front of him, the Sun claim Kepa now wants to stay at Stamford Bridge after the arrivals of Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell.
Chilwell, 23, arrived in a £50m deal from Leicester, while Silva signed a one-year deal after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
The pair will surely help Chelsea’s leaky defence, which conceded 58 goals in the Premier League last term.
Kepa made several mistakes throughout the season but the Spaniard believes he’s been unjustly criticised and that a more experienced defence in front of him would improve his performances.
The Spaniard still has four years to run on his deal in west London, where he earns £150,000-a-week.
The club had been keen to sell Kepa but their £50m asking price was too high for interested clubs.
Chelsea therefore look set to keep Kepa and Lampard will be hoping that the Spaniard’s performance can improve with an improved defence in front of him.