Potter hails 27-year-old Chelsea star after Palace win as Blues reached verbal agreement with Bundesliga star

Chelsea boss Potter reserved some special praise for his goalkeeper after 2-1 win over Palace.

Kepa, 27, couldn’t do much about the Edouard strike that was fired into the very top corner of the net.

However, the Spanish shot-stopper actually popped up with some really strong saves to highlight where his game is at right now.

“I thought he (Kepa) did really well. He made a couple of big saves but also, his distribution in terms of his decision-making was really strong,” Potter said, as quoted by Football London.

“You need players to step up and perform and Kepa did that today. So I am really happy for him.”

Blues reached verbal agreement with Bundesliga star

According to Ben Jacobs, RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku has verbally agreed with personal terms to join Chelsea next summer. However, the journalist reports that the two outfits are yet to reach an agreement.

The transfer news comes after Nkunku had a medical with the Blues, as reported by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The transfer expert claimed that the West London outfit offered a long-term contract to the French forward in preparation for a move to Stamford Bridge in 2023. However, the two clubs will need to agree on a fee and a deal structure.

Regarding the verbal agreement with the Leipzig forward and the Blues, Jacobs tweeted:

“Bit more on Christopher Nkunku. Despite denials from certain parties, still told a medical did take place in late August and that Nkunku (without signing anything) has verbally indicated he is happy with Chelsea’s terms. There is no agreement yet between Chelsea and Leipzig.”

As per the report, the Blues can trigger a £52.8 million release clause present in Nkunku’s contract that becomes active next summer.

Jacobs added: “Chelsea do have the option of triggering the £52.8m release clause which is active next summer. When Nkunku signed his new contract over the summer it was because he didn’t want a change before the World Cup.”

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