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‘Kepa exit rumors are rubbish’ Lampard dismisses reports

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Frank Lampard has dismissed ‘nonsense’ rumors Kepa Arrizabalaga wants to leave the club, claiming the goalkeeper’s destiny is in his own hands.

Kepa joined Chelsea a big reputation after the €83 million fee Chelsea paid for his services saw him become the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

After a decent first season at the club, the Spaniard has seen himself suffer a difficult campaign this time around.

A series of mistakes and poor performances saw him dropped in January and he has gone on to miss the Blue’s last five matches.

As a result of that, rumours began to emerge saying Kepa could be on his way out of the club in the summer.

With Willy Caballero featuring more often and the rumors intensifying, Lampard has openly dismissed those exit rumors.

The Chelsea boss says Kepa has his destiny at the club in his own hands.

“I’ve read quite a bit of nonsense this week – people probably guessing players,” Lampard said via Sky Sports.

“As I just mentioned, every time a Chelsea player puts on the shirt, they’re in control of their destiny. We can’t always control collectively what a result will be, but individually you can control that.”

It remains to be seen when Kepa returns to the lineup but he could see himself become second fiddle if he doesn’t get to action soon.

And ahead of the EUROS in the summer, it could also give David De Gea the upper hand ahead of him as Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper