OFFICAL: Mateo Kovacic moves to Chelsea on loan from Madrid

The Real Madrid midfielder joins for one season so he can get some game time

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With Thibaut Courtois going the other way on a permanent deal, Chelsea have signed Mateo Kovacic on a year's loan from Real Madrid.

Sebastián Vargas Rozo

"We have tonight agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Thibaut Courtois, subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical. As part of the deal, Mateo Kovacic will join Chelsea on a season-long loan," said Chelsea.

Kovacic completes Maurizio Sarri's midfield jigsaw, alongside N'Golo Kante and Jorginho. He was unable to establish himself as a key first-team player under Zinedine Zidane.


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