Kepa Arrizabalaga made his debut for Chelsea in Huddersfield's victory (Photo: Getty) Kepa Arrizabalaga was not the first choice for Chelsea to replace Thibaut Courtois, according to the Sunday Times.
The FA Cup holders quickly moved to replace Thibaut Courtois after agreeing to sell the Belgian international to Real Madrid for £ 35 million on the penultimate day of the transfer window.
Spanish international goalkeeper Kep Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper in the history by completing a £ 71m move from Athletic Bilbao and made his debut in Saturday's 3-0 win over Huddersfield.
However, the Times claims it could have been Atletico Madrid's star Jan Oblak siding at the Kirklees Stadium if he had not turned down a move for Stamford Bridge.
Jan Oblak has been the subject of a £ 90m offer from Chelsea (photo: Getty) Oblak, considered one of the best goalkeepers of world football, has been the subject of a £ 90m offering that has triggered the release clause in its current contract. The twenty-five year old has chosen to stay in Spain and continue working with Diego Simeone.
The winners of last season in the Europa League should now reward Oblak with a new contract that would see its buyout clause raised to 250 million euros to be mouth-watering.
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