These are not the best of times for under-fire Chelsea goal Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Arrizabalaga is reportedly willing to accept a loan exit from Chelsea and equally take a substantial pay cut from his £150,000-a-week wages to revive his ailing club career elsewhere.
The 26-year-old has endured a torrid time of things in his two years at Stamford Bridge and now finds himself behind summer acquisition Edouard Mendy in the pecking order.
Kepa’s poor form at club level has also affected his international prospects with Spain, having become the third choice to Unai Simon and David de Gea.
According to The Sun, the Spanish keeper has now acknowledged that he needs to find a new club in January if he is to win back his place for La Roja.
La Liga side Valencia have previously been tipped to offer Kepa a temporary route away from Chelsea.