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Juventus set to battle Real for Athletic Bilbao keeper - FCNaija

Serie A By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/11/2017

Juventus has joined Real Madrid in the race to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the next summer, according to report.

Kepa has been a target for Real Madrid as his contract with Athletic Bilbao winds down next summer.

However, the Italian champions are also interested as they prepare for the retirement of Gigi Buffon at the end of the season.

While Wojciech Szczesny is being groomed to succeed Buffon, Juventus know the Pole needs competition and have identified the Bilbao shot-stopper as a potential target.

Real Madrid set for first January signing

For his part, the young shot-stopper is remaining calm after making his Spain debut: "I'm happy and I'm enjoying this moment, I'm an Athletic and a National player, and I cannot to say a lot more, I just made my debut, I'm happy and that's enough.

"The truth is that the rumours do not make me nervous. I listen, I hear. I'm not blind I know what's going on around me but I know who I am. I have to stay calm." As reported by Sportsmole.

Kepa has featured 10 times for Athletic in the Spanish top flight this season, keeping three clean sheets.