Maurizio Sarri is already planning when new signing Kepa Arrizabalaga will make his debut with Chelsea reportedly set to agree a £71million move.
The Blues have been desperately searching for a new goalkeeper after it has been confirmed that Thibaut Courtois would be leaving the club for Real Madrid this summer. The Belgium international has his children and wife in the Spanish capital and is expected to finally make the move to Bernabeu on Wednesday after failing to turn up to Chelsea training this week.
Chelsea new head-coach is said to be a huge admirer of the goalie for a number of years and expressed huge interest in signing the goalkeeper while he was in charge of Napoli. The goalkeeper is now finally set to link up with the goalkeeper, who is expected to sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
The goalkeeper is an highly rated figure at Bilbao and his performances between the sticks in La Liga has caught the attention of Real Madrid and top European sides who almost signed him earlier in the summer.
Chelsea, who replaced Antonio Conte with Sarri last month, have endured an underwhelming summer transfer window, so far only signing Jorginho and Rob Green.
Here is a picture of the goalkeeper in Chelsea shirt: