Chelsea identify Courtois' replacement

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 07/08/2018

Chelsea has identified a replacement for Thibaut Courtois after the Belgian star refused to commit his future to the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Chelsea want to bring Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to London to replace the unsettled Belgian shot-stopper.

Meanwhile, Courtois wants a move to Real Madrid and the English transfer window will close in two days time, the Blues are in search for a replacement before the transfer deadline on August 9.

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Kepa was linked with Real Madrid during the January transfer period but he ended up signing a new deal with Basque outfit, Maurizio Sarri is a huge fan of Kepa during his time at Napoli and he wants Chelsea to sign the Spanish international.

That contract extension includes a €80million release clause. If Chelsea were to trigger that, it would make the young Spaniard the most expensive goalkeeper ever.

Incidentally, that cost will also be much more than what they are likely to get in return for Courtois, with the Golden Glove winner expected to leave for €35million since he’s in the final year of his contract.