According to Mark Bosnich, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to be sold this summer after a fall-out with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
“When a big club that has been challenging for honours purchase a goalkeeper it’s for right there and right now,” Bosnich told Sky Sports News.
“I can understand with a long-term position like a goalkeeper, and the fact that you’ve paid so much money for someone like Kepa, that you want to give it a little bit more time.
“But I can totally understand where Frank Lampard is coming from, he hasn’t had a particularly good season and the bottom line is if you have a fall-out with the manager in any type of way, it’s a slippery slope.
“So I can fully understand Frank wanting to basically take that level up and to say ‘look, listen, he’s just not for me, I want somebody else’.
“If that’s the case then there’s going to be an issue as the club shelled out so much money for him.
“I don’t think they’ll be able to recoup that money, they may be able to recoup some.
“The goalkeeper can make it very difficult for Chelsea by saying: ‘If you’re going to sit me out of the team, I’ll just sit here on these massive wages and run down my contract for nothing’.
“So I think they’ve got a big decision to make.
“But I think it’s quite evident from what we’ve seen, and the fact that he didn’t play in that last game of the season, that he will be on his way.”