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The full worth of the deal to take Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea has been revealed by the Telegraph's Matt Law.

The figures involved in the goalkeeping merry-go-round don't make much sense from a Chelsea point of view and the Kepa deal isn't the only curious aspect of their summer business.

"In terms of being the most expensive keeper in the world, it's something I don't think about", Kepa said.

"Everyone who knows me knows how hard I've worked to get here, and I'm proud to be at the best club in the world".

The Chelsea boss has already made a decision to hand Kepa an immediate debut in the Blues' Premier League opener against Huddersfield on Saturday, though Kovacic is lacking the required match sharpness. It is not something I have in my mind. Every time I walked into San Mames I felt privileged and I noted your love and strength.

"I don't think there will be additional pressure". It was not easy to leave everything I have worked for so many years, the exertion nd the experiences. I didn't expect to play last night but I feel good.

Thibaut Courtois signed for Real Madrid on Thursday before revealing he is keen for former Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard to join him at the Bernabeu.

Kepa has signed a seven-year contract that commits him to Chelsea until his 30th birthday, and he has high aspirations for his time at Stamford Bridge. "We are hoping to have a great season for the fans and I'm looking forward to the first game".

Sanchez had previously played in England with Aston Villa and he said: "I always maintained the same desire to return and here I am, with the same mission, with the same desire and dream".

It helps that Kepa has been with César Azpilicueta and Álvaro Morata on worldwide duty. "This is the best club in the world", he said. "They are all very comfortable at the club and they have encouraged me to make the move and have an global experience".