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Chelsea star set for exit as Spanish side show interest, with his replacement set to cost €120m.

It is looking increasingly likely that Kepa Arrizabalaga will not be staying at Chelsea beyond this season. The former Athletic Bilbao keeper has been regularly criticised about his performance and has reportedly fallen out of favour in the eyes of Chelsea's manager Frank Lampard.

Kepa's transfer to Chelsea was a record breaking one. He was the most costly goalkeeper in the world, at the time of the transfer before Allison rewrote the record book, when he signed for Liverpool. The young goalkeeper is also one of the top earners at Chelsea. He currently earns £170,000-a-week.

Chelsea's boss Frank Lampard remains unconvinced with his goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, and is reportedly ready to let him leave the Stanford Bridge this summer.

The Blues are currently looking for an escape route for Kepa, with Sevilla and Valencia considered as possible destinations. However, Kepa's huge wage remains a stumbling block and might prevent his move this summer.

Valencia have recently enquired about signing Kepa, and are said to be reportedly ready to take the Chelsea goalkeeper on a two-season long loan, with an option to buy.

However, in other to replace Kepa, the Blues are keeping their options open about signing a goalkeeper this summer, and are said to be interested in signing Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak.

The Blues will have to pay the €120m inserted in Jan Oblak's contract at Atletico. Though Atletico are ready to hold onto their star man, Chelsea's willingness to match their request will see them sign the the Slovakian.

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