Chelsea agree to sell Courtois to Real Madrid
Chelsea have agreed to sell Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to European champions Real Madrid, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
Real will pay an initial 35 million euros ($40.7 million) for Courtois, Spanish media reported.
"As part of the deal, Mateo Kovacic will join Chelsea on a season-long loan."
Courtois, 26, is poised to sign a six-year contract at Real, Spanish media reported.
Chelsea has lined up Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as a replacement, with the player activating his 80 million-euro release clause ahead of his move to London.
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