Chelsea, Real Madrid agree to Thibaut Courtois deal

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Chelsea transfer news Real Madrid have agreed to loan Mateo Kovacic out

Courtois is set to be confirmed as a Real Madrid player imminently, with Chelsea paying a world record fee for a keeper as they signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for over £71m on Wednesday.

Sarri guided Napoli to second place in Serie A in 2017-18 and earned plaudits across Europe for his attractive brand of football, and Kepa said he was keen to start working with the Italian coach. He is sad that I am leaving because we are very close there but he told me that London is an fantastic city, ' Kovacic told theEvening Standard.

"I absolutely love him". To all my teammates over the years and the ones I leave behind in the dressing room - you are the best. I personally like his style.

"I would say that I am a calm, settled goalkeeper. I feel brilliant in this squad".

A more accurate reflection of his talent was his elevation into the Spain squad, although his outing in a 5-0 friendly win over Costa Rica in November 2017 remains his only global appearance to date.

"I have references on him from players like Pepe Reina and others".

"I think that makes it doubly hard for this guy to come in and play".

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"I had excellent references from them about the club, knowing them and being able to talk to them".

Arrizabalaga has played 53 La Liga matches for Athletic Bilbao since breaking into the team in 2016.

Upon completing his move to Chelsea, Kepa said: "It's a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life".

"When I joined Chelsea I had to replace Petr Cech".

In 2014 he returned to Stamford Bridge to end Petr Cech's 11-year reign as No. 1 goalkeeper and won two Premier League titles in four years with Chelsea, as well as the League Cup in 2015 and FA Cup in 2018.

"It's an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has chose to trust me and to take me in as well".

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