- Athletic Bilbao goalie Kepa Arrizabalaga could be on his way to Chelsea
- The Blues wants the 23-year-old to replace Belgium international Thibaut Courtois
- Courtois has refused to resume training at Chelsea as he wants a move to Real Madrid
Premier League giants Chelsea are now said to have turned their attention to meet Athletic Bilbao's €80 million asking price for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The Blues want the 23-year-old Spanish goalie to replace Belgian international Thibaut Courtois who has refused to return to the club after the end of the 2018 World Cup.
Thibaut Courtois has made it clear to Chelsea chiefs that he wants to leave the Stamford Bridge club for a dream move to Real Madrid.
According to the report by Goal, the Blues are now ready to pay Athletic Bilbao their asking price and sell Thibaut Courtois to Los Blancos before Thursday's transfer deadline.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Thibaut Courtois told the Blues' chiefs that he will not sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge and will leave on a free transfer next summer unless they sell him now.
Chelsea want Courtois to sign a new long-term contract but the keeper says his mind is made up and he wants to move to Madrid to be with his children.
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