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Football Transfer News: Chelsea agree deal to sign Brighton goalkeeper, Newcastle agree £40m deal for Southampton defender

In football transfer news, Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Robert Sanchez, while Newcastle United have agreed a deal for Livramento.

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In football transfer news, Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, while Newcastle United have agreed a deal for Southampton right-back Tino Livramento.

Sanchez to join Chelsea as Kepa competition

The Blues have been looking to add a goalkeeper to their squad following the sale of Edouard Mendy to Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia.

Sanchez, 25, will challenge Kepa Arrizabalaga for the number one spot.

The Spaniard will be familiar to the coaching staff at Chelsea as goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts worked with him while at Brighton.

Sanchez has been with the Seagulls since the age of 15, having joined their academy from Levante in 2013.

After loan spells with Forest Green and Rochdale, he made his Brighton debut in November 2020 and became the Seagulls' first-choice stopper for the best part of two years.

He was also called up by Spain in 2021 and was part of their squad at both the delayed Euro 2020 tournament and the 2022 World Cup, although his only two caps have both come in friendlies.

Sanchez lost his place to Jason Steele in the second half of Brighton's 2022-23 Premier League season, although he did play in the FA Cup semi-final defeat on penalties by Manchester United at Wembley.

His contract at Brighton, where Sanchez has made 90 appearances in total, was set to run until June 2025.

Football Transfer News: Former Chelsea star joins Newcastle United

Newcastle United have agreed a deal for Southampton right-back Tino Livramento worth £40m including add-ons, reports BBC Radio Solent.

The 20-year-old joined the south-coast club from Chelsea in 2021 for £5m.

Livramento's departure comes after Southampton were relegated from the Premier League last season.

The England Under-21 defender made just two outings last term after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in April 2022.

He came on as a substitute in Southampton's final two games of campaign against Brighton and Liverpool.

Livramento played 32 games during the 2021-22 season, 28 of those in the Premier League.

Newcastle have signed Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali and England winger Harvey Barnes this summer as the Tyneside club look to push on from their top-four finish last season.

Eddie Howe's side begin the new Premier League campaign on 12 August when they host Aston Villa.

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