Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been been seriously warned after having a conflict with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia if he pushes for the exit of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Granovskaia was instrumental in sanctioning the Spaniard’s world-record £72 million move to Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 and she isn’t willing to make a loss on the goalkeeper.

The Blues will make a loss on Kepa if the Spaniard is replaced this summer.

“Chelsea would have to sell Kepa, Tottenham would have to let their goalkeeper go, Barcelona would have to sell [Marc Andre] Ter Stegen,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.

“That’s in none of those teams’ plans, they’re not actively trying to move their goalkeeper on, with the exception you could argue of Chelsea where you have Frank Lampard who hasn’t got faith in Kepa and I think would be open to letting Kepa go if a buyer can be taken.

“But that is a potential point of conflict with Marina Granovskaia who of course sanctioned what remains a record transfer fee for a goalkeeper when they brought Kepa in as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois and would not like to be seen to take a big loss on the player.”


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