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Sarri approves Lazio loan plans for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri as approved a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

La Repubblica says Lazio are pursuing a loan deal for the Spanish goalkeeper that will see them pay 50 per cent of his wages.

Pepe Reina, 38, is currently Lazio's No 1 but the club are said to be looking for a longer term solution.

The ex-Liverpool keeper is on loan from AC Milan and his deal expires at the end of next season.

Kepa, 26, lost his place to Edouard Mendy last season, despite the Blues having paid a goalkeeper world record £71million for his services in 2018.

The Spaniard featured sporadically under Thomas Tuchel, but could be offered an escape route to Italy in the coming months.

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