Real Madrid close to sealing deal for Chelsea star

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Real Madrid have been linked with a move to sign a new goalkeeper, following the sudden injury to Thibaut Courtois who will be out for a long time.

According to Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is on the verge of joining Real Madrid.

Real Madrid and Bayern are both going for Kepa, and Bayern Munich were convinced they will seal a deal for Kepa, but the Spanish goalkeeper has now opted to join Real Madrid instead.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are both desperate to sign a goalkeeper this summer due to injuries to their first choice goalkeepers.

Courtois suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee in training and will be out for an extended period of time while Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is out until 2024.