Chelsea Complete Signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga for World Record Goalkeeping Fee

MADRID SPAIN- MAY 01 Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Bayern Muenchen at the Bernabeu

Chelsea has signed Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world-record €80 million ($92.8 million) fee from Athletic Bilbao, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

The canniest part of Chelsea's goalkeeper trading, however, came via the sweetener offered by Real Madrid in the deal that took Courtois to the Santiago Bernabeu.

His form caught Real Madrid's attention but mounting transfer speculation culminated in him signing a seven-and-a-half-year contract extension at San Mames in January.

Kepa arrives at Stamford Bridge as the most expensive goalkeeper in footballing history, eclipsing the fee Liverpool spent to recruit Alisson from Roma this summer.

Everton complete the signing Barcelona midfielder
Everton have been looking to strengthen defensively, with Yerry Mina also set to join the club from Barcelona . Everton will open their 2018-19 Premier League campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

The Spanish giants allowed Ronaldo to move to Juventus after nine hugely successful years at the Bernabeu, but they are now lacking firepower up front and have yet to replace the Portuguese superstar.

The Mirror are reporting that Real Madrid have identified Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen as their prime transfer target before the transfer window slams shut for clubs outside of the Premier League later this month.

"In terms of the price, it's something I don't think about", Kepa said via a translator. "They are all very comfortable at the club and they have encouraged me to make the move and have an global experience". The decision to first send me away helped me to grow into a goalkeeper fit for Chelsea FC.

He wrote: "No permanent option in Kovacic deal, so Chelsea are just developing players for Real Madrid while Loftus-Cheek and co sit on the sidelines".

Lopetegui focused on Keylor Navas — Courtois Real Madrid
Inter want to sign Modric on a season-long loan worth €15m, before a permanent deal worth €20m will be completed next summer. AS claim Kovacic told Lopetegui he would only stay if he was guaranteed a place in the team.

"I've got a new opportunity in my career now and I have to make the most of it".

"I hope they remember me fondly, and I wish them all the best". With these few words I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the four fantastic years that have passed. I didn't expect to play last night but I feel good.

"Last but not least I want to thank the fans for their great support over the years".

Yemen ready for United Nations talks as Houthi attacks kill 26
Save the Children estimated that 6238 people - half of them children - leave Hodeida on average "every single day". Saudi Arabia and its allies joined Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's fight against the Huthis in 2015.

Related News:

  • OH  poll is a key test for Trump

    OH poll is a key test for Trump

    House seats opening due to retirements, and when nominees will be selected for an open battleground district in suburban Detroit. Missouri, Michigan, and Washington state are heading to the ballot box today. "Now Troy wins a great victory", Trump wrote.
    Elon Musk tweets about going private and shares 'skyrocket'

    Elon Musk tweets about going private and shares 'skyrocket'

    CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter Tuesday that he's thinking about taking Tesla private , sparking a rally in the company's shares. Upon the news, Tesla stock quickly shot up to $365, climbing toward $420 - the amount Musk noted would be the trigger price.
    Michael Jordan says

    Michael Jordan says "I support LeBron James" after Trump insult

    LeBron James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon on Monday, and that interview re-aired Friday night, per CNN . First lady Melania Trump praised James the day after her husband had insulted him, the Guardian reported .
  • How the Queen will 'initiate' Meghan into the royal family

    How the Queen will 'initiate' Meghan into the royal family

    Samantha has spoken out, claiming Meghan's ex Trevor is fed up with how he's been treated during the duchess' whirlwind romance to Prince Harry .
    Fans are upset with Bachelorette Becca Kufrin because her anxiety shaming

    Fans are upset with Bachelorette Becca Kufrin because her anxiety shaming

    It's important not to criticize your partner for feeling anxious, as that usually only makes the anxiety worse, Clark says. Likewise, Yrigoyen's declaration of love to Kufrin: "You don't give me butterflies, you give me eagles in my stomach".
    China plans tariffs after latest United States  trade threat

    China plans tariffs after latest United States trade threat

    China immediately expanded its own list of types of USA products to be tariffed, including farm products, cars and crude oil. It would become another factor for the Federal Reserve to consider as it decides how quickly to raise interest rates.
  • Unveiling of provincial buck a beer scheme expected today

    Unveiling of provincial buck a beer scheme expected today

    Even a brand like Laker, which once prided itself on its $1-a-bottle price point, is retailing at $1.95 for a 473 ml can. To encourage the province's breweries to lower their prices, Ford launched the 'Buck-a-Beer Challenge'.
    Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

    Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

    Similar to prior witnesses, Ms Laporta testified Mr Gates and Mr Manafort were in lockstep but that Mr Manafort was in charge. It's important to note that some of the alleged bank fraud did occur while Manafort was running the Trump campaign.
    Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary

    Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary

    He reiterated that he had no prior knowledge of the 20-minute meeting when it happened, adding that " it went nowhere ". Trump's claim that he did not know about the Trump Tower meeting is also "problematic", according to The Post .
  • Does Samsung's Galaxy Home stand a chance?

    Does Samsung's Galaxy Home stand a chance?

    Samsung makes some of the best displays in the market, so it's really expected for the Note 9 to have such a great-looking screen. The Note 9 will get double the storage, at 128 gigabytes, compared with typical high-end phones, including the iPhone X.
    Oil falls 2% on rising supply, concern about trade tensions

    Oil falls 2% on rising supply, concern about trade tensions

    US crude oil exports averaged 1.31 million barrels per day last week, down by 1.37 million barrels per day from the previous week. Iranian officials have warned the country would not easily yield to a renewed USA campaign to strangle Iran's vital oil exports.
    College Lake Dam ‘stable’ after heavy rain

    College Lake Dam ‘stable’ after heavy rain

    A dire warning from the National Weather Service has forced an evacuation around the College Lake Dam in Lynchburg, Virginia . The original surface area of the lake was reported to be 44 acres and has been reduced to 19 acres due to sedimentation.


Most liked

Vice Pres. Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020
On Thursday, Pence said that the administration will work with Congress on the plan , and will outline a budget next year. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News .

José Mourinho does not expect any Manchester United deadline-day signings
Asked if there was good competition between him and Jimenez, Bonatini said: "Yes, we are all here to help each other". But United are even more shorthanded by the quick turnaround between the World Cup and the start of the new season.

Liverpool wrap up impressive preseason with win against Torino
The Reds have strengthened their side considerably since last season, bringing in Naby Keita , Xherdan Shaqiri , Alisson and Fabinho .

Reports from France explain how Liverpool can still sign Nabil Fekir
However, the France international's deal fell through after concerns emerged about the 24-year-old's long-standing injury problem. Therefore, it comes down to how serious Chelsea are to sign the French worldwide .

11 malnourished children rescued from armed compound in US
They said the children, aged one to 15, had no shoes, were wearing rags and "looked like Third World refugees", BBC reported. It took law enforcement hours to secure the property, as both Wahhaj and Morten initially refused to follow verbal commands.

Malaysia's former PM Najib questioned ahead of pre-trial hearing
This was followed by a warrant of arrest issued by Malaysia's High court on Monday that led to the handover, he said. He said Indonesia, Malaysia and the US recently activated the mutual legal assistance treaties among themselves.

Sen. Bob Menendez Calls Trump's Attack on LeBron James Racist
He played clip after clip after clip of Trump at his rallies, calling Waters, the black congresswoman, "low-IQ.". "Not once. This president traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying. "Because I believe our president is trying to divide us".

Chicago appeals for help after dozens shot over weekend
Johnson react to weekend violenceMayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday morning he visited Stroger and Mt. In the most recent shooting , three people were shot at 29 North Leclaire Ave.

U.S. denies any role in attempt at assassination
Seven people were injured following what appeared to be drone-type flying devices detonating above mass crowds in the parade. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

Wow! Did Meghan wear a daring lace bra to the wedding?
While the day was all about the big couple, birthday girl Meghan captured a lot of attention with her stunning choice of outfit. The royals typically take time off in August, and return to a regular schedule of engagements in September.

Ewan McGregor to attend Christopher Robin premiere - Ireland
Get ready to get your stealth on because Mission: Impossible - Fallout is crashing the world of victor , winner chicken dinners. The Brad Bird-directed comedy has amassed $1.047 billion worldwide: $583 million domestic and $464 million internationally.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablet is coming soon
It's good to see Samsung offer the headphone jack despite other OEMs pushing for wireless earphones. Unfortunately, there are quite a few aspects that the Tab A misses out on compared to the S4.

Thibaut Courtois could leave Chelsea in the coming days, admits Maurizio Sarri
FA Cup winners Chelsea finished fifth, 30 points behind champions City, in the Premier League last season. I think the competition is very good for the team. "I think he will be a very useful player for us".

Tiger, Phil head-to-head slated for November
Their relationship, frosty in their primes, has thawed in recent years as age and life experiences have brought them closer . The purse has yet to be finalized, per Greenberg, but previously was reported to be $10 million.

Apple becomes first United States company worth $1 trillion
While year-over-year iPhone sales increased by just 1% this past quarter, iPhone-based revenue jumped by a whopping 20%. Apple's stock market value is greater than the combined capitalisation of Exxon Mobil, Procter & Gamble and AT&T.