Chelsea 'open to letting £72m flop Kepa join Napoli on loan transfer with obligation to buy' | The Sun

CHELSEA are reportedly open to letting £72million flop Kepa Arrizabalaga join Serie A side Napoli on loan with an obligation to buy.

Kepa has played just 11 Premier League games in the last two seasons, playing second fiddle to Edouard Mendy.

Most of the 27-year-old's appearances have come in the cup competitions, notably playing a key role in Chelsea's run to the Carabao Cup final last term.

And according to La Repubblica, Chelsea are open to letting Kepa leave the club on loan – as long as there is an obligation to buy at the end of it.

Italian side Napoli are interested in the keeper, who has a contract at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2025.

Napoli chief Luciano Spalletti would like a keeper to help push and develop current No1 Alex Meret.

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There are concerns that Meret could be relegated to the bench if he doesn’t improve rapidly.

And Napoli would like a good shot-stopper waiting in the wings should that happen.

Napoli have looked at a number of other keepers.

Spezia's Ivan Provedel is someone the club has looked at.

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A loan for Paris Saint-Germain's Keylor Navas could also be an option for Napoli.

Although, it's unlikely Navas would be happy to be Meret's understudy.

Navas lost his first-team spot at PSG to Gianluigi Donnarumma last season.

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