Tag: kepa arrizabalaga

Blues eye one of three goalies in likely final summer deal
Chelsea, News

Blues eye one of three goalies in likely final summer deal

Chelsea have established themselves as one of the busiest clubs in transfer dealings in recent times with the acquisition of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr, Xavier Mbuyamba, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and most recently the highly sought-after Kai Havertz. The Blues are now looking to complete their summer dealings with the acquisition of a goalkeeper to provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Blues paid an initial club record £72m fee for Havertz and this took their summer spending spree beyond £200m. Kai Havertz put pen to paper on a five-year deal and is Frank Lampard's seventh summer signing. READ: Big clubs eying Depay as Barca reportedly agree a fee with Lyon The English manager now needs a goalkeeper having seemingly lost faith in Kepa towards the end of l...
Chelsea fine Kepa for Carabao Cup antics
News

Chelsea fine Kepa for Carabao Cup antics

Chelsea FC have announced that they have fined goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga one week's wages for his antics in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday which resulted in an outburst by Maurizio Sarri on the sidelines. The wages which the player has been fined will be donated to the Chelsea Foundation. Chelsea confirmed the news on Monday night alongside a statement which comprised more reaction from Kepa and Maurizio Sarri who appear to have moved on from the incident. According to Kepa, he admitted that he was wrong and offered an apology for his action. Kepa said: “I have thought a lot more about yesterday’s events” “Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection, I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation. CHECK THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY “I w...
Kepa Arrizabalaga unfazed by world record transfer fee
News

Kepa Arrizabalaga unfazed by world record transfer fee

Chelsea shot-stopper Kepa Arizzabalaga has revealed that he's not focused on the world-record transfer fee which saw him emerge as the most expensive goalkeeper ever after his move from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea. Kepa joined Chelsea as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois who left for Real Madrid. The Spain international has now insisted that he's aware of his transfer fee but won't let it affect his performances on the pitch. "Obviously the price was very high - £71m is a lot of money," he told Sky Sports News. "I'm aware of this but given the transfer market situation and how things are going, it is normal so I don't need to focus on the value of the transfer. "I do need to focus on playing my football and what's happening on the pitch rather than off it... I want to be myself...
PSG’s Alphonso Areola was desperate for Chelsea move
News

PSG’s Alphonso Areola was desperate for Chelsea move

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was desperate to join Chelsea this summer according to Blues' head of goalkeeping Christophe Lollichon. The goalie's future at the Parc Des Princes was scrutinized in the summer after the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon. Chelsea were also facing challenges in their goalkeeping department at the time as Thibaut Courtois was intent on leaving to join Real Madrid. However, the Blues replaced the towering Belgian with the 23-year-old Kepa Arrizabalaga in a goalkeeper record transfer fee from Athletic Bilbao. Meanwhile, Lollichon who has been at Chelsea since 2007 stated that he would have been happy to work alongside fellow Frenchman Areola. READ: Top 4 surprises in Europe’s elite leagues this summer In a chat with Le Figaro, Lollich...