Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri has ‘already called’ Chelsea to ask about a deal for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

That’s according to Il Messaggero, who say the former Blues coach is keen on a reunion with his former number one.

Kepa has barely featured for Chelsea this season, with Edouard Mendy the established number one under Thomas Tuchel, and that is unlikely to change.

So far, the Spaniard has five games to his name, but two of those were in the EFL Cup, and one was a one-minute appearance in the UEFA Super Cup.

It’s clear he needs a way out, and it seems his former manager is already making moves to make it happen.

Il Messaggero explain that if Lazio don’t qualify for Europe this season, then an automatic extension in goalkeeper Pepe Reina’s contract won’t be activated, and they’ll need a replacement.

Kepa is the one that Sarri wants, and he has ‘already called Chelsea’ regarding his former player.

Now the nature of that phonecall isn’t mentioned, and there are alternatives such as Neto on their list too, but Kepa is the one Sarri has made the call for.

That would suggest he’s keen on a deal in the January transfer window, and we’re sure Chelsea would be more than happy to oblige if that is the case.

The interest from Lazio is nothing new either but the fact Sarri has been making efforts is, so expect this one to advance as we get closer to the winter transfer window.