Chelsea agree to sell Courtois to Real Madrid

Kepa Arrizabalaga has become the world's most expensive goalkeeper

Kepa Arrizabalaga has become the world's most expensive goalkeeper

Courtois had just one year left on his contract and made clear his desire to return to Madrid, where he spent three seasons on loan with Atletico, to be closer to his two children.

Courtois originally posted a written message to Chelsea fans on Facebook, but removed it shortly afterwards.

Courtois has always been linked with Madrid, while Kovacic has spent the summer forcing an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Courtois has agreed a six-year contract and Real will pay an initial 35 million euros ($40.7 million) for the Belgian goalkeeper, Spanish media reported. The Croatia global is expected to join the Blues on a season-long loan as part of an agreement which should witness Thibaut Courtois' permanent exit from the club.

Thibaut Courtois' future at Chelsea appears more uncertain after the goalkeeper failed to turn up for training for a second day running, according to reports.

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Real Madrid also confirmed the deal, revealing that the Belgium goalkeeper will put pen to paper on a contract that takes him up to the end of the 2023-4 season.

United midfielder Paul Pogba has been linked with a blockbuster switch to Barcelona after the France World Cup victor reportedly grew frustrated with perceived criticism from Mourinho. In the last season, he had made the third-highest number of saves in the Spanish top flight.

Kepa made his worldwide debut for Spain in November, keeping a clean sheet in a friendly win over Costa Rica, and was named to the Spain squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, though he didn't play.

It is understood that an offer has yet to be tabled for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld. This is done by depositing the amount of the buyout clause with LaLiga to release a player.

United's interest in imposing Barcelona defender Yerry Mina could also be frustrated with the Colombian thought to be closing in on a move to Everton.

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