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Chelsea have officially announced a world-record deal for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The Stamford Bridge have signed the 23-year-old after activating his release clause with a £71.6m offer.
The fee would eclipse the £65million, the current previous highest for a goalkeeper, that Liverpool paid to sign Alisson Becker from Roma earlier in the summer.
Maurizio Sarri has expressed his admiration for Arrizabalaga but has and a deal has been confirmed for the Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois who is heading to Real Madrid in a bid to get closer to his children.
Courtois who failed to return for pre-season training amid interest from Real Madrid, and the Belgium international was not in the squad for the International Champions Cup win over Lyon on Tuesday night.
Courtois is set to undergo medicals with Madrid in the coming days in a deal worth €35 million (£31m/$40m).