Despite Kepa’s mixed performances since his arrival from Athletic Bilbao two years, it doesn’t take rocket science to figure out that offloading him in order to make space for a new goalkeeper would be enormously difficult due to his world-record €80m fee and £150k wages. ESPN echo similar sentiment in their report earlier this week, claiming that Chelsea are struggling to drum up interest in the 25-year-old, especially against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESPN do claim that Frank Lampard still wants to bring in a new No.1, but surely everyone involved knows that it won’t be easy to do so. Intermediaries have apparently tried to instigate some interest across Europe in Kepa — (ed.note: where are the transfer rumors, boys?) — but as expected, those efforts have born no fruit.