DONE DEAL: Chelsea confirm Kovacic's deal from Real Madrid

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/08/2018

Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid with Thibaut Courtois moving to the other direction. 

The Real Madrid ace moves to Stamford Bridge on a one-year loan deal.

OFFICIAL: Courtois signs for Real Madrid

Real Madrid offered the player to the Blues as part of the deal for Courtois in an attempt to sweeten the deal.

The former Inter Milan midfielder was not short of options after expressing his desire to quit Real Madrid, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United vying for his signature, but Chelsea won the race to sign the Croatia midfielder.