Chelsea star ‘will see what happens in June’ with potential transfer decision on the cards


Chelsea have six contracts expiring at the end of the season as the club and Frank Lampard face some transfer decisions.

Willy Caballero has opened the door to leaving Chelsea at the end of the season when his contract expires.

The Argentine has featured twice for the Blues this term in his role as back-up goalkeeper to Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Caballero signed a one-year contract extension at the end of last season to pin him to the club until June 2020.

But he is now flirting with a return to Spain, where he played for 10 years in spells at Elche and Malaga.

“I end the contract at the end of the season and we’ll see what happens in the future,” Caballero told Spanish newspaper AS.

“I do not have to return to Argentina because I feel more like a European player. Here I came very young and I left my country at 22.

“I would like to return to Spain. Elche or Malaga? Of course.

“But it’s not just about what you want, it’s about [the clubs]wanting you and giving you the circumstances.

“At the moment, I’m a Chelsea player and will see what happens in June.”

There is a question mark over how many games Caballero will play for the rest of the season with his only two appearances thus far coming in the Carabao Cup, which Chelsea were knocked out of last month.

The 38-year-old remains the obvious stand-in for Arrizabalaga, though, with academy product Jamie Cumming the only other choice for Frank Lampard.

As a result, it is highly unlikely Chelsea will sell Caballero in January as a means of cashing in before he can leave for free in the summer.

Caballero can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in January, however, if he wishes to move for free come July 1.


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