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Inaki Williams: Athletic Bilbao should welcome more black players

Inaki Williams hopes he can pave the way for more black players to play for Athletic Bilbao.

Williams, 21, became the first black player to represent Athletic, who only field Basque players, when he made his debut for the club in 2014. However, the attacker says to this day, despite being born in Pamplona, people still question his right to play for the club due to his skin colour.

"For me, it's an honour that black people and African people are proud of me," he says in the Amazon documentary...

Kepa Arrizabalaga pays €80m release clause ahead of Chelsea move

With Thibaut Courtois insistent on a move away from Chelsea, the FC crew evaluate his potential replacement: Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri talks about Thibaut Courtois and Kepa Arrizabalaga transfer speculation.

Athletic Bilbao have confirmed that Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid the €80 million (£71.5m) buyout clause in his contract as he edges closer to completing a move to Chelsea.

Sources told ESPN FC on Tuesday that Chelsea had informed Kepa they were prepared to pay the clause -- which makes him the world's most expensive goalkeeper as well as the club's record signing -- leaving the final decision in the player's hands.

Kepa flew from Bilbao to Madrid on Tuesday for talks with his representatives,...

Chelsea boss praises Kepa Arrizabalaga: 'Very young, but very, very good'

Chelsea missed their chances during the 90 minutes, but Rob Green and Eden Hazard stepped up to lead the Blues past Lyon on penalties in the ICC.

LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri admitted that he is in the dark about Thibaut Courtois and Kepa Arrizabalaga but reserved some praise for the young goalkeeper's play while also revealing he believes the "problem" of Eden Hazard's uncertain future at Chelsea is over.

Courtois was absent as Chelsea defeated Lyon on penalties after a goalless draw in their final preseason friendly at Stamford Bridge, having failed to report for training at Cobham this week after informing Sarri that he wants to join Real...

Chelsea prepared to pay €80m for Athletic Bilbao keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga - sources

With Thibaut Courtois insistent on a move away from Chelsea, the FC crew evaluate his potential replacement: Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga.
With rumours swirling that Thibaut Courtois wants to leave Stamford Bridge, Shaka Hislop reveals his leading candidate for the Chelsea goalkeeping position.

Chelsea have informed Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga that they are prepared to pay his €80 million (£71.5m) buyout clause with the player set to make a decision about his future in the coming hours, sources have told ESPN FC.

Kepa has emerged as Chelsea's preferred choice to replace Thibaut Courtois, who declined to report for training at their Cobham training ground on Monday as he attempts to force a £35m transfer to Real Madrid.

And with time running out before the...

Paris Saint-Germain's Yuri Berchiche joins Athletic Bilbao

ESPN FC's Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens shares his thoughts on Manchester United and Manchester City's links with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.
The ESPN FC guys answer your tweets on Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea, Gianluigi Buffon's chances of starting at PSG and more.
ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein discusses the man-management challenges that await newly appointed PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel.

Athletic Bilbao and Paris Saint-Germain have both confirmed the transfer of left-back Yuri Berchiche to the Basque club.

Berchiche, 28, was signed by PSG from Athletic's bitter rivals Real Sociedad last summer, and even usurped Layvin Kurzawa as former coach Unai Emery's preferred starting left-back.

However, as revealed by an ESPN FC source last week, PSG's new coach Thomas Tuchel did not value him as an indispensable member of his new squad.

Sporting director Antero Henrique was able to sell...