Chelsea record-signing made decision about his future

Kepa Arrizabalaga is optimistic he still has the full backing of manager Frank Lampard after the Spaniard was linked with a transfer away from Chelsea.

Reports have stated that Lampard wants to sell the 25-year-old in the next transfer market following his inconsistent performances for the Blues this season.

Kepa was signed as Thibaut Courtois’ successor in August 2018 but he has struggled to live up to the £71.6 million transfer sum Chelsea paid to Athletic Bilbao.

Before the coronavirus pandemic halted the campaign, Kepa had been left on the bench in five of the club’s last seven matches, with Frank opting to play Willy Caballero instead.

‘The relationship with Frank is very good. He has shown me confidence from the first moment,’ Arrizabalaga said in an interview with Marca.

‘He must make decisions, but I feel I have his confidence, both his and that of the whole club. We all like to play in every game.’

In other news, Inter Milan allegedly want to sign Chelsea loanee Victor Moses on a permanent basis but only if the English giants reduce their asking price.

Moses, who joined the Blues in 2012, is in the midst of his fifth loan spell in six years after joining Nerazzurri in January when his stay at Fenerbahce was cut short.

Chelsea and Inter agreed on a six-month deal with an option to buy for the player, who contributed one assist in seven appearances for the club before football was put on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis.

And Calciomercato claim the Italian club do want to keep the wing-back but only if they can get him at a discounted price.