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SunSport can exclusively reveal that Kepa Arrizabalaga has done a shock U-turn and wants to fight for his Chelsea future.
He has repaired relations with Frank Lampard and is impressed by the club’s defensive strengthening recently.
Kepa is now convinced his best option is to stay put rather than seek a move from Stamford Bridge.
He still has four years left on a £150,000-a-week contract and Chelsea would want to recoup at least £50m of their transfer fee back.
This has put off clubs offering him a way out.
Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to landing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek for £40million.
Man Utd are leading the way with no other club offering anywhere near the £40m mark.
New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from his time in charge of the national team — but is not currently planning a move with the financial strain on LaLiga clubs.
Other clubs have shown interest in Van de Beek but United are now strong favourites to land him.
Finally, Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be priced out of a move from Arsenal by his surprise England call-up.
Wolves have had a £15million bid rejected for the versatile 23-year-old who is seen as a direct replacement for Matt Doherty.
But Arsenal were demanding at least £25million for the player before Saturday’s Man of the Match performance against Liverpool in the Charity Shield.
And now they are having second thoughts and are set to raise their asking price even higher after Maitland-Niles was added to the senior England squad on Saturday evening.