Chelsea agree Courtois-Kovacic swap deal with Real Madrid

Chelsea agree Courtois-Kovacic swap deal with Real Madrid

Chelsea agree Courtois-Kovacic swap deal with Real Madrid

Hello and welcome to the Real Madrid transfer roundup for the day. But considering they've got half the fee from the sale Courtois and Kovacic for a year, it's not the worst deal. You can not imagine how happy I am and how much I have worked to get here.

The midfielder has developed a strong friendship with Modric since joining Real Madrid in 2015 and admits he spoke to the former Tottenham player before deciding to move to Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid confirmed Courtois will undergo a medical on Thursday morning before signing a six-year deal.

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Courtois had a year remaining on his Chelsea deal and did not report for training with the Blues this week, before the transfer was agreed for a reported £31.5million.

The goalkeeper has gone AWOL from Chelsea in a bid to force through a move and the Blues are already pushing to sign a replacement.

"He has played an important role in the club's success, and we wish him the best of luck for the future", it read.

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It has been said that on top of Kovačić's release on loan, Real Madrid will pay Chelsea €35 million for Courtois . Courtois played a total of 154 appearances for Chelsea , winning the Premier League on two occasions.

Modric, awarded the Golden Ball as best player at the World Cup, was given a break rather than join Real's pre-season tour of the United States, as were another Croatian World Cup finalist, Mateo Kovacic, who was reported to have travelled to London to join Chelsea, French World Cup victor Raphael Varane and Brazilian duo Marcelo and Casemiro.

Chelsea have completed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71m - a world record for a goalkeeper.

A deal with Madrid makes sense for all concerned, with Courtois now back around his young family in the Spanish capital.

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