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Chelsea Signs Athletic Bilbao Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea Signs Athletic Bilbao Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea have signed Athletic Bilbao’s goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to a world record £71 million to replace Thibaut Courtois.

With Courtois trying to force a move to Real Madrid, Chelsea took drastic action and agreed to pay Kepa’s buy-out clause ahead of Thursday’s Premier League transfer deadline.

This agreement has smashed the world-record fee of £66.8million that Liverpool paid for Alisson, making Kepa the most expensive keeper on the planet.

Kepa, 23, will fly to London in a private jet tomorrow and train with Chelsea on Thursday.

He could then make his debut in Chelsea’s Premier League opener with Huddersfield on Saturday.

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