Chelsea confirm fourth signing of the summer

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

The midfielder moves to Stamford Bridge as part the deal which sees Thibaut Courtois join Real Madrid on a permanent basis.

“I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea,” said Kovacic.

“It is an amazing feeling. I will try to do my best for this club.

“It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very happy to welcome Mateo to the Chelsea family.

“He is a perfect fit for us this season, his style is well suited to how Maurizio wants to play and we are sure he will prove to be a valuable asset for the club.”

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