'Rumours flying around' – Exclusive: Chelsea star tipped for exit after falling foul of Lampard
Michael Brown believes Kepa Arrizabalaga has got on the wrong side of Frank Lampard and the keeper will be on his way out of Chelsea this summer.
The former Leeds and Tottenham midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, suggested the Blues will be looking to get the “best money they can” for the 25-year-old.
Football Insider revealed on 11 July that Lampard had made up his mind to sell Arrizabalaga this summer and plans to sign a new Chelsea number one.
And Brown believes Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will not be afraid to make big decisions at Stamford Bridge.
“There have been rumours flying around that Frank Lampard is looking to replace him with certain goalkeepers,” Brown told Football Insider.
“If you don’t buy into what Frank Lampard wants you to do, even this early in his tenure, he’ll look to move people out.
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“They’ll be looking to get the best money they can for him but as a goalkeeper, he’ll also want to play, you could see it won’t be that straight forward getting him out.”
The Blues secured their place in next season’s Champions League following their 2-0 win over Wolves on Sunday.
That result, coupled with Manchester United’s win at Leicester, ensured Frank Lampard finished fourth place in his first season as Chelsea manager.
The Blues will play Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday and victory would cap a solid first season at the club for Lampard.
He told Chelsea’s official website: “It has been a tough year but I have enjoyed every bit of it and it feels like we have had a level of achievement getting in the top four. We have one huge game next weekend and all I can think of now is the next thing.”
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