Real Madrid midfielder Kovacic joins Chelsea

MADRID SPAIN- MAY 01 Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Bayern Muenchen at the Bernabeu

MADRID SPAIN- MAY 01 Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Bayern Muenchen at the Bernabeu

Courtois will depart the west London club after amassing 154 appearances in all competitions for the Blues after starting the last four years at the club as Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper.

Chelsea moved swiftly to replace Courtois, activating the €80 million (£71.5m) buyout clause in Kepa Arrizabalaga's contract with Athletic Bilbao to set a record transfer fee for a goalkeeper. Real are desperate for midfield reinforcements after Mateo Kovacic joined Chelsea on loan and they are also facing the prospect of losing Luka Modric to Inter Milan before the month is out.

The Belgium worldwide, named best goalkeeper at the World Cup this summer as he helped his country to third-place, signed a six-year deal after completing a medical on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Kepa will replace the Belgium worldwide in a deal that will see him become the world's most expensive goalkeeper, surpassing the £65m paid by Liverpool to Roma for Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker last month.

Kepa signed a seven-year deal on Wednesday and could make his debut in Saturday's Premier League game at Huddersfield.

He's only 23-years-old, thus could fill the void between the posts at Stamford Bridge for the coming decade.

Averiguamos por Guardiola, billetera gorda...
Finalmente, sentenció: "Ahora tenemos que pensar si queremos resultados o proyectos ". Hay técnicos que ganaban muchísimo más que Sampaoli en la Selección Argentina .

This sort of situation is also not new for the Belgian who already had to face ousting another exceptionally talented keeper, Peter Cech. I want to thank the fans for their great support.

The 24-year-old Croatian global previously played for Croatia's Dinamo Zagreb, Italian club Inter Milan and Real Madrid. I've analysed what is best for me so I consider the opportunity presented to me in signing for Chelsea is the best for my future.

"I still have one year to go with Chelsea plus maybe another one", Giroud added. "I know they are maybe not too happy at the moment, but I wish them all the best and I hope they remember me well".

"In terms of the price, it's something I don't think about", Kepa said via a translator. "I am a player who demands a lot from myself".

"I was very young".

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