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Report: Real Madrid set to make £72 million bid for Chelsea’s Kepa

Real Madrid are set to make a £72m bid for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Spanish giants are looking for a new number one, with Zinedine Zidane said to be unconvinced by current occupant Thibaut Courtois.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been a long-standing target for the club, though officials at the Bernabeu are said to have turned their attentions to Kepa after deciding a deal for De Gea would prove too difficult.

The 24-year-old has endured an indifferent debut season at Chelsea, having been made the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he signed for £71.6m from Athletic Bilbao last summer.

Ironically, Kepa replaced Courtois at Stamford Bridge, and could be set to do so at a second club just a year later.

Despite his inconsistent displays since arriving at Chelsea, Madrid have not been put off and according to TeamTalk are keen to strike a deal to bring the Spain international back to La Liga.