Kepa reveals 'so many things attracted' him to Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois

Julen Lopetegui says that he is reluctant to offload Mateo Kovacic, despite the midfielder wanting out of Real Madrid.

According to BBC Sport, the Blues have chose to part ways with Courtois this summer following weeks of speculation regarding his future.

Chelsea completed the club-record signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday, hours after Athletic Bilbao confirmed the trigger of his €80 million (£71.5m) release clause, making him the world's most expensive goalkeeper.

The Golden Glove victor will then undergo medicals on Thursday and will be presented as a Real Madrid player at 1:00 PM local time.

Now, as the start of Premier League play approaches the footballing world as reportedly received clarification on the future of the goalkeeper position at Chelsea.

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Courtois spent three years on loan at Atlético Madrid from Chelsea, before becoming Chelsea's No 1 in 2014-15.

"Kepa is a talent we have admired for a long time and we are extremely excited about his arrival", insisted Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.

"Real Madrid C.F. and Chelsea F.C. have agreed the transfer of Thibaut Courtois, who has signed for the club for the next six seasons, ” said Madrid in a statement". Transfer fee for the Belgian's move has not been disclosed by the clubs.

This is likely to be a fast moving story and one that we will keep you updated on if the report in the from multiple sources come to fruition.

Earlier on Wednesday, Bilbao confirmed that Kepa had paid his buyout clause at the league´s headquarters in Madrid to free him from his contract with Athletic. The midfielder will join Jorginho in Chelsea's midfield who joined the Blues from Napoli.

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