Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga set to join Napoli on loan
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 31
Kepa Arrizabalaga is on the verge of joining Napoli on loan (AFP via Getty)

goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is closing in on a loan move to Napoli, according to reports in Italy.

The 27-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge in a £71.6 million deal from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, has spent the past two seasons as Chelsea’s No.2 following the arrival of .

According to , Napoli are now close to reach an agreement to sign Kepa on loan for the upcoming season.

It’s understood that Chelsea have agreed to pay 75% of Kepa’s salary, which is in the region of £150,000 a week.

Chelsea are still to reach a final agreement with Napoli with the Premier League club requesting two bonus payments of €1.5m (£1.2m) as part of the deal.

Kepa, meanwhile, is open to the prospect of joining Napoli, who are looking to replace David Ospina after he left to join Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr earlier this month.

Kepa Arrizabalaga made just four Premier League appearances last season (PA)

Elsewhere, .

The forward is keen to get more playing time ahead of Germany’s World Cup campaign in Qatar later this year and has agreed to take a 50 per cent pay cut in order to secure his return to RB Leipzig.

Juventus have also expressed an interest in signing Werner on loan.

Chelsea are also open to offloading Billy Gilmour, Ross Barkley, Kenedy and Ethan Ampadu.


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