Real Madrid star expected in Saudi Arabia


By: Manu Tournoux

Real Madrid will say goodbye to Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer, without wanting to keep the Basque goalkeeper on loan from Chelsea.

Kepa lost his place through injury and was eventually beaten by Andriy Lunin, who had turned down a move from Bayern Munich to join Los Blancos.

The 29-year-old now faces a summer of uncertainty. According to The Telegraph, via Diario AS, Kepa is a “problem” for Chelsea, who will look to make him leave this summer in an attempt to balance their books, currently in the red to the tune of 123 million euros.

Lunin’s rating strengthened

Kepa’s high wages and lack of prominence in the squad make him a key candidate for sale, but his stock has fallen and Chelsea are expected to meet with executives from Saudi Arabia to discuss deals for the goalkeeper, Raheem Sterling, Marc Cucurella, Armando Broja, Trevoh Chalobah and Romelu Lukaku.

Los Blancos could also be on the lookout for a new reinforcement, after it was revealed that Lunin may not continue beyond the summer. They would like to keep the Ukrainian, but while Kepa’s rating is falling, Lunin’s is on the rise.

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