LUIZ HAILS CHELSEA FOR MEETING WORLD RECORD FEE FOR NEW GOALKEEPER

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Having missed out on signing Alisson from Roma, Chelsea have now met the release clause of Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

A deal for the 23-year-old is expected to be wrapped up today, and Chelsea defender David Luiz has hailed the club for spending such an amount to bring in a quality goalkeeper.

“He is a great keeper, that is why everybody is talking about him,” Luiz told reporters. “The financial side – every club in the world spends money, not just Chelsea.

“The numbers don’t matter, we are happy because Chelsea are always doing the best for the club.

“When you play for Chelsea you have to think about titles, it doesn’t matter the name of the competition. We have to always try to win.

“That has to be the mentality of every single player when you play for a big club like Chelsea. We are going to fight for that.”

Kepa’s signing will make him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, after Liverpool’s signing of Alisson held the former record.

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