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SportChelsea complete €45m Kovacic signing from Real Madrid in Blues' only transfer deal of the summer

19:20  01 july  2019
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Chelsea sign Kovacic from Real Madrid on permanent deal

Chelsea sign Kovacic from Real Madrid on permanent deal Real Madrid have announced that they have agreed a deal with Chelsea over the permanent transfer of Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian midfielder joins the Blues after a year loan spell at the Blues last season. Despite Chelsea’s transfer ban, they are able to sign Kovacic to a permanent deal, with the player not counting as a new registration, enabling the Blues to bring the midfielder into the side. Kovacic will join the Blues as potentially their only signing of the summer window, with the transfer ban set to come into force. Chelsea are currently appealing the ban, lodging a complaint to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Chelsea are poised to complete the permanent signing of Real Madrid ’s Mateo Kovacic for a fee which could rise to € 50m. Fifa has handed Chelsea a two-window transfer ban, starting this summer , after a lengthy investigation into how they have registered players at their academy over a

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Chelsea have completed the €45 million (£40m/$51m) signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid in what is likely to be the club’s only signing of the summer transfer window.

Kovacic spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge and has been able to join Chelsea permanently, despite the club’s transfer ban, due to the Blues holding his registration.

A fee for the 25-year-old was agreed last week, followed by personal terms, with Kovacic signing a five-year contract with the Europa League winners.

The Croatia international is delighted to be staying in west London for the long term after making 51 appearances for Chelsea last season under former manager Maurizio Sarri.

Chelsea agree to sign Kovacic from Real Madrid

Chelsea agree to sign Kovacic from Real Madrid Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid, according to the Telegraph‘s Matt Law. The Croatian midfielder spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge, having fallen out of favour in Madrid. He divided opinion with his performances for the Blues, however, with his impact not as great as many had hoped. Despite this, Chelsea were still keen to tie him down to a permanent deal, not least because of their current two-window transfer ban. Kovacic is still able to complete a move because he was a registered Chelsea player before the ban was inflicted.

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"I really enjoyed my season on loan with Chelsea, I feel comfortable at the club and like London and the Premier League very much," he said in a statement. "I am very happy to be able to join permanently.

"We had a successful year, winning the Europa League and I hope I can make a big contribution in the coming seasons."

Meanwhile, Chelsea have opted against signing Kovacic’s fellow loanee Gonzalo Higuain on a permanent basis. Higuain arrived from Juventus in January and the Blues had the option to extend his loan deal for €18m (£16m/$20m) or sign him permanently for €36m (£32m/$41m).

However, after Higuain mustered just five goals in 18 appearances in all competitions, Chelsea have decided not to activate the terms of their agreement with Juventus.

Chelsea intend to sign Kovacic permanently

Chelsea intend to sign Kovacic permanently Chelsea are planning to sign midfielder Mateo Kovacic on a permanent deal from Real Madrid this summer. According to Spanish outlet Marca, via Sport Witness, Chelsea “intend” to complete a move for Kovacic, despite their transfer ban. FIFA have imposed a two-window transfer ban on Chelsea after they breached rules relating to the transfer of youth players. This means that Chelsea are unable to register players for the next two windows – this summer and next January.

The Blues appears to let the cat out of the bag over their Croatia loan midfielder, who has been BUNGLING Chelsea appear to have revealed Mateo Kovacic 's permanent move from Real Madrid - before The red-faced Blues even quoted the Croatian's "amazing feeling" on completing the deal to Kovacic , 25, faced an uncertain summer after impressing then-boss Maurizio Sarri last season

Kovacic has been rumoured to join Chelsea permanently for weeks now, having joined on loan last summer from Real Madrid . The Blues were hit with a transfer ban from FIFA earlier this season over the past recruitment of foreign minors. Chelsea will be unable to sign any new players until after next

This means that Kovacic will likely be Chelsea's only senior signing this summer after FIFA imposed a transfer ban on the club for the signing of under-18 players from overseas.

The ban is currently due to last until next summer and, though Chelsea have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to have the sanction overturned, they have not asked for provisional measures to have the embargo frozen.

Chelsea’s next announcement to follow on from the Kovacic signing could be that of the appointment of Frank Lampard as the club’s new manager to replace the now Juventus coach Sarri.

Derby County confirmed on Monday that they are excusing Lampard from the beginning of their pre-season preparations as talks continue over a deal for the former England international to return to Stamford Bridge.

The deal is thought to be close and the move would see the legendary midfielder return to Chelsea, where he holds the club record for scoring 211 goals during his distinguished career with the Blues.

Chelsea yet to make Kovacic contact.
Chelsea have not yet initiated contact with Mateo Kovacic over a permanent move to the club, according to a report from Goal. Previous claims had suggested that the Blues were intending to secure the services of the Croatian midfielder following his loan spell at the club under Maurizio Sarri last season. However, Goal claims that the Blues have not been in touch with Kovacic yet, and his future this summer remains in the balance. The midfielder

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