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Despite a terrible season, a Chelsea player could still return to Real Madrid.



Chelsea have a lot of work to do in terms of transfers, which involves both signing and selling players.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, who spent last year on loan with Real Madrid replacing in for Thibaut Courtois, finished the season as third choice, with the Belgian returning from injury and Andriy Lunin rising through the ranks.

Understandably, he does not want to return to London merely to sit on the bench, as he did in Spain.

“He is expected to hold talks with the manager, but he has one year left on his contract and does not want to spend it sitting on the bench in London,” a source told Caughtoffside.

“The entire case with Madrid is not closed but it all depends on what Chelsea want to do and of course how the talks with the new manager go because normally in football when there is a new boss everyone gets a fresh start.”

There are so many other things going on at Chelsea that the Kepa situation has understandably slipped down the list of concerns. The Romelu Lukaku scenario is similar, but he’s getting a lot more attention because he’ll probably earn a higher fee when he leaves.

The issue with the Spaniard has been obvious for some time; like with Lukaku, we will continue to loan him out until his value has plummeted to the point where the offers we get match the remaining value on their deal, or until that contract expires. In Kepa’s case, teams do not willing to spend much for him, thus unless a team shockingly swoops in to save the day again, it appears that another loan

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