Chelsea have identified Athletic Bilbao star Kepa Arrizabalaga as their main target if Thibaut Courtois joins Real Madrid on a permanent move, as now looks likely.
The Blues are said to be in advanced talks to sign the 23-year-old on a £71.6 move which would be a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.
It has been reported Chelsea representatives are expected to fly to Spain tomorrow to complete the deal and have him train on Thursday.
Chelsea will face Huddersfield Town in their Premier League opener on Saturday.
Thibaut Courtois has today skipped Chelsea training for the second day in a row as rumors regarding a move to Real Madrid are growing up consistently.