Chelsea have today paid Kepa’s £72m release clause and he’s on the way to London.
Chelsea have this morning completed the formalities with Athletic Bilbao to sign goalkeeper Kepa after Stamford Bridge officials flew to Spain yesterday.
He is now heading to London and will be announced as a Chelsea player before tomorrow’s 5pm deadline and will sign a five-year contract.
He will join Chelsea as the most expensive goalkeeper in history and replace Thibaut Courtois, who will join Real Madrid for £35m.
He could even make his debut when Chelsea face Huddersfield on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
Maurizio Sarri spoke about the 23-year-old after Chelsea’s friendly against Lyon last night.
“I saw him one year ago,” he said.
“My first impression was that he is a very good goalkeeper, very young, but very, very good.”
Chelsea have moved quickly to secure the signing of Kepa, who has one Spain cap, after Courtois made it clear he wanted to go.