According to various reports, Chelsea are on the verge of completing their third signing of the summer in goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The goalkeeper is set to become the Blues most expensive goalkeeper in world football with the Premier League set to pay around £71.6million to sign him from Athletic Bilbao.
Chelsea’s links with the goalkeeper burst out on Monday, with the FA Cup holders having been linked to a host of other goalkeepers as well.
And the west London are reportedly at the final stage of getting Kepa’s deal to Chelsea done, with the Spanish goalkeeper tipped to put pen to a paper on a five-year deal tomorrow.
As reported by Spanish news hub Marca, the tabloid reported that the goalkeeper was expected to travel to London to sign terms with Chelsea on Wednesday, and this looks like it will come true with the Spanish tabloid now providing a video of the young goalkeeper arriving at the airport ahead of his planned trip to London.
— MARCA (@marca) August 7, 2018
Kepa, who came through Bilbao’s youth ranks, have spent loan spell in the Segunda Liga before becoming Bilbao’s first choice between the sticks, was captured on camera arriving at Madrid airport from Bilbao ahead of his proposed flight to London.
He was also Spain’s keeper for the U21 European Championships last summer. The Blues are in the market for a new keeper, with question marks over the future of Thibaut Courtois.
The Belgian is trying to force through a move to Real Madrid, and has allegedly gone on strike, failing to turn up for training at Cobham in the past two days.
Courtois wants to move back to Madrid to be nearer his family and Real are keen to secure a £35million deal for the 26-year-old.