Another Chelsea signing imminent as Pochettino’s team agree £25m deal with Brighton for star

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Brighton for the signing of goalkeeper Robert Sanchez who will undergo medical this week.
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Chelsea and Brighton have agreed a fee of £25million for the signing of Robert Sanchez who will provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalga following the exit of Edouard Mendy.

The Spain goalkeeper has been frozen out by Roberto De Zerbi last season and was left out of the team for their pre-season tour. He agreed to join Chelsea last week but a fee had not been reached with Chelsea and Brighton both holding their stand.

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A fee of £25million has not been agreed with Pochettino reportedly happy with having the former Brighton and Hove Albion man with him as he looks to restore the club to its rightful place.

The move for Sanchez is one that works for both clubs with the goalkeeper losing his place in the Brighton team to Jason Steele while Chelsea now get a Premier League-proven shot-stopper who is capable of being number one in the case Kepa Arrizabalaga is not meeting standards.

The deal is not connected to Chelsea’s pursuit of Brighton and Hove midfielder Moises Caicedo with the Seagulls still holding out for a fee in the region of £100million even though there is now a likelihood that their stance might soften in the coming days given how much Chelsea have spent of Sanchez.

Brighton will be playing in the Europa League this season after their best finish to a league campaign saw them finish sixth. They are not desperate to sell the Ecuador international Caicedo if a fee is not right for them.

Last January, Arsenal tried to buy Caicedo with Brighton rejecting a £70million fee and instead offering him a new deal.

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