Chelsea have found a replacement of their long term número uno, in talks with another Spanish stopper

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It’s believed that Kepa, currently on a season-long loan with Real Madrid, prefers to stay in the Spanish capital rather than move back to Chelsea , west London. Sanchez is in situ for the time being. However, some high profile errors haven’t helped his candidacy in terms of making the number one jersey his own. It is seemed that Chelsea have found a replacement for their long time no. 1, Kepa Arrizabalaga.

To that end, 90Min (h/t Fichajes) suggest that the Blues are running the rule over Athletic Club de Bilbao and Spain number one, Unai Simon.

Unai Simon have been a long servant of athletic club. Moreover, he has been there in between the sticks for the Spanish national team also for a long time. So, it seems that Chelsea have found a replacement of Kepa. They’re trying their level best to sign Simon and bring him to Stamford bridge as soon as possible. Maybe we can witness this happ

Chelsea have found a replacement of Kepa

At this stage it isn’t clear if Athletic would entertain the possibility of losing the custodian. And even if they were open to the possibility, how much it would cost the Blues to prise him from Los Leones. Not that finances appear to bother owner, Todd Boehly.

If a deal can be done which still falls within the bounds of Financial Fair Play. And Mauricio Pochettino indicates a willingness to bring the player in. So, the likelihood is that Boehly and his board will go all out to make it happen.

Any switch isn’t likely to take place until next summer at the earliest. When a permanent deal for Kepa to Real Madrid can be ratified. So it may be said that through Simon, Chelsea have found a replacement of Kepa.

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