Kepa Arrizabalaga described himself as ‘a calm, settled goalkeeper’ but predicted that he would fit into Maurizio Sarri’s ‘aggressive’ style of football at Chelsea.
Chelsea have bolstered their midfield options with the loan signing of the talented Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid.
Chelsea paid a reported world-record £71.6-million to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao as a successor to Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois.
Real Madrid agreed terms with Chelsea to sign goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on a six-year deal, with Mateo Kovacic set to go the other way on loan.
Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s world-record move to Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao appeared to move a step closer on Wednesday.
Following Manchester City’s stunning title-winning campaign last season, the rest of the Premier League’s so-called “big six” will need to produce something special to dislodge the champions in 2018-19.
Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante returned to Chelsea training on Monday but there was no sign of wantaway goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea winger Willian has hinted he would be open to signing for Manchester United by saying he wants to work with Jose Mourinho again.
Chelsea have the strength to match their Premier League rivals even if Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois inflict a transfer double blow, according to David Luiz.
Willian is ready to stay at Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri after being ‘upset’ by previous head coach Antonio Conte.