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Kepa Arrizabalaga

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Kepa Arrizabalaga is currently heading to London as a permanent move to Chelsea is set to be completed, according to reports in Spain and England.

However, earlier this morning Athletic Bilbao have confirmed the 23-year-old’s release clause has been activated.

The signing of Kepa will become the world’s most expensive fee for a goalkeeper.

Thibaut Courtois is expected to become a Real Madrid player in the next few hours, with Mateo Kovacic also on his way to Chelsea as a part of the £35m deal which will land the Belgian international to Santiago Bernabeu.

More to follow…

 

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Chelsea have beaten Olympique Lyon on penalties tonight in the third game of International Champions Cup for Maurizio Sarri‘s men.

The Italian manager, when asked to provide an update on Thibaut Courtois‘ situation at the club and the potential signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga, told journalists at a press conference: “I saw him one year ago for Naples. My first impressions was that he is a very good goalkeeper, very young, but very, very good.

If I don’t know anything about Courtois, I don’t know anything about Kepa, of course”.

On Courtois: “I don’t know. I am here to talk about the match. I don’t know at this moment. I want to speak to the club and then see. I don’t know.

Tomorrow I might have a busy day, I have no time for the transfer market. I would like to improve my players first of all”

Meanwhile, Rob Green was Chelsea hero as he saved a crucial penalty which made way for Eden Hazard to score the decisive goal from the spot.

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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.

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