Thursday, July 18, 2019 | ePaper

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper pays £71m release clause

  • Print



Chelsea target Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid his release clause of £71m to La Liga, which allows him to leave Athletic Bilbao and clears the way for a transfer to the Premier League.
The deal would be a world record for a goalkeeper, surpassing the fee, believed to be up to £66.8m, that Liverpool paid for Alisson in July.
Spaniard Kepa, 23, is being brought in as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois.
Courtois has not reported for training and is being linked with Real Madrid.
The Belgium international, 26, was due at Chelsea's Cobham training ground on Monday, following his involvement at the World Cup. Courtois has been a Blues player since 2011, when he signed from Belgian club Genk, and was loaned to Atletico Madrid from 2011 to 2014.

More News For this Category

Newcastle gamble on Bruce as head coach

Newcastle gamble on Bruce as head coach

AFP, London :Newcastle risked stoking the anger of their frustrated fans by hiring former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce as their head coach on Wednesday.Bruce has agreed a three-year contract

Malaysia's 'Phoenix': Hijab-wearing wrestler breaking barriers

Malaysia's 'Phoenix': Hijab-wearing wrestler breaking barriers

Agency :A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as "Phoenix" cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world.Dressed in

Hockey team register first win crushing Philippines 9-0

Hockey team register first win crushing Philippines 9-0

BSS, Dhaka :Mainul Islam Kowshik slammed double hat-trick as Bangladesh hockey team shrugged off their previous matches defeat as they bounced back to register an overwhelming 9-0 goals victory

Japan perform their routine in the artistic swimming team free preliminary event at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Wednesday.

Japan perform their routine in the artistic swimming team free preliminary event at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Wednesday.

.

PSG owner sues over illegal transfer payment claim

Paris Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi is suing three media outlets over an article suggesting he requested an illegal payment be made to an agent involved in Javier Pastore's transfer

Patrick Hausding of Germany competes in the semifinals of men's 3-meter springboard diving at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Wednesday.

Patrick Hausding of Germany competes in the semifinals of men's 3-meter springboard diving at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Wednesday.

Hammer throw world champ Wlodarczyk to skip Doha games

Hammer throw world champ Wlodarczyk to skip Doha games

AFP, Warsaw :Polish Olympic hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk will not defend her world title later this year after undergoing knee surgery and will target the 2020 Tokyo Games, the

Former Man City star Barton charged with actual bodily harm

Former Man City star Barton charged with actual bodily harm

AFP, London :Fleetwood manager Joey Barton was charged with actual bodily harm on Wednesday following an alleged incident during a third tier match at Barnsley in April.Former Manchester City

Egyptian soccer fans toss up cheering for or against Algeria

Egyptian soccer fans toss up cheering for or against Algeria

AFP, Cairo :After Egypt's humiliating exit from the Africa Cup of Nations, their loyal fan base's loyalties are divided between supporting their 'Arab brothers' embodied in Algeria for this

Brazilian Cunha wins women's 5K open-water swimming at world title

Brazilian Cunha wins women's 5K open-water swimming at world title

AP, South Korea  :Ana Marcela Cunha improved on her already impressive career in open-water swimming at the world championships with a win in the 5-kilometer race on Wednesday.It was