Chelsea Announce Agreement To Sell Courtois To Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea and Real Madrid on Wednesday agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Belgian goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois subject to the agreement of personal terms and passing a medical.

The deal should now pave the way for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga to join Chelsea for a record 80 million Euros (£71.6 million).

No fee was revealed for the transfer of the Courtois, who had just one more year to run on his Chelsea contract, although Spanish media claimed that the deal is worth around 35 million euros.

Chelsea added in a statement that subject to the completion of the Courtois deal, Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic would join the Blues from Real on a season-long loan.

The English giants have been forced into finding a replacement for Courtois, 26, after he failed to report for pre-season training on Monday.

Courtois joined Chelsea from Genk in 2011 but spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid before returning to London where he won two Premier League titles in four seasons.


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