Keeper Kepa completes big money move to Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga ‘deal agreed’ as Chelsea trigger release clause

Breaking: Bilbao Confirm Arrizabalaga’s Release Clause Has Been Activated

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid his 80 million-euro (71.9 million pounds) buy-out clause to break his contract with the Spanish side ahead of a reported move to Chelsea.

"Kepa, who is eligible to play in Saturday's Premier League opener against Huddersfield, will train with his new team-mates for the first time tomorrow".

Courtois has been on strike this week in an effort to force Chelsea to sell him, and the team relented after lining up Kepa Arrizabalaga as his replacement.

His arrival could pave the way for Tiemoue Bakayoko to leave Chelsea, with reports in Italy claiming that AC Milan are interested in taking him on a season-long loan with an option to buy next summer.

Chelsea have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea FC and Real Madrid announced Wednesday on their respective websites they've agreed to transfer the star goalkeeper from the Premier League club to the Spanish giant.

Since joining, Navas has won three Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup trophies, two UEFA Super Cups, a LaLiga and Supercopa de Espana title.

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Chelsea will miss Thibaut Courtois.

Real Madrid signed Courtois from Chelsea yesterday with Mateo Kovacic going the other way on a season-long loan.

"It's an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has made a decision to trust me and to take me in as well".

Just seven months ago, Kepa's buyout clause was just 20 million euros and it was he who looked set to join Real Madrid in January.

Real Madrid have confirmed that Courtois will undergo a medical on Thursday morning, before signing a six-year deal and being presented at 1pm local time.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had expressed his desire to bring in another midfielder, despite the recent signing of Jorginho from Napoli. As a effect, Kepa was rewarded with a new £60,000-a-week contract at Athletic but saw his buyout clause rise to £72m.

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