Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta
Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga has explained why he turned down the opportunity to join Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have long been linked with a new goalkeeper, but that does not concern their current first choice, Keylor Navas.
Signing a new long-term contract to commit his future to Athletic Bilbao was the right decision, says goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Reports claimed Zinedine Zidane was against signing Kepa Arrizabalaga, but he insists he won no "battle" regarding Real Madrid's pursuit.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has committed himself to a seven-and-a-half-year contract at Athletic Bilbao despite Real Madrid's rumoured interest.
Kepa did not have permission to undergo a medical at Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao coach Jose Angel Ziganda has confirmed.
Athletic Bilbao hope to keep hold of Kepa Arrizabalaga and will not accept any offer below the release clause in his contract.
Zinedine Zidane is happy with his goalkeeper options despite continued reports of a Real Madrid bid for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is said to be close to joining Real Madrid but Keylor Navas is not prepared to give up his place in the team.
Real Madrid, Arsenal and Juventus are said to be interested in Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is only focused on Athletic Bilbao.