Pochettino happy with Chelsea player despite transfer speculation

A Chelsea’s stars future has been called into question recently.

At the start of the summer, Kepa Arrizabalaga’s future looked to be away from Chelsea.

The Blues were heavily linked with a number of shot-stoppers, including Diogo Costa and now-Manchester United goalkeeper, Andrea Onana.

However, reports then claimed Mauricio Pochettino was happy with Kepa as his no.1.

Over the last week or so, though, the west Londoners have been heavily linked with Brighton’s Robert Sanchez and made a bid for him on Monday.

But despite this, Fabrizio Romano reports that Pochettino remains happy with Kepa:

“Chelsea sent an official bid yesterday to Brighton for goalkeeper Robert Sanchez,” Romano said. “Chelsea always had him on their list, they always considered him as a cheap and smart option, even when they also considered Andre Onana.

“Now Chelsea have decided to make a bid, but they’re currently keeping the amount quiet. Still, it’s concrete because the player wants the move, so negotiations are ongoing and there are positive feelings. Chelsea are confident on the Sanchez deal.

“Mauricio Pochettino is happy with Kepa but having a second, important goalkeeper is needed to create competition. After the departure of Edouard Mendy, it seems normal to try for a new signing to improve the depth in that position.”

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