OFFICIAL: Chelsea target Kepa leaves Athletic Bilbao as €80m release clause is paid

Athletic Bilbao announce that Kepa Arrizabalaga has left the club as €80m release clause is paid with Chelsea his next destination

The La Liga side have confirmed the news throught their official website, citing that Kepa has expressed his desire to leave the club, in the meantime appreciating his contribution over the past 14 years.

The wheels are fully in motion for Kepa Arrizabalaga to join Chelsea from Athletic Club after the payment of his 80 million euro release clause was made on Wednesday morning.

With the payment complete, Kepa is set to travel to Chelsea to complete his move on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of an announcement the same day or early on Thursday.

The deal for Kepa outstrips the €72.5m paid by Liverpool for Alisson last month. The Brazilian was Chelsea’s first choice to replace Courtois, but he was keen to work with Jurgen Klopp.

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