Thibaut Courtois is moving to Real Madrid and Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea!
From this year and for the next six years, Thibaut Courtois will belong to Real Madrid for 35 million euros, while the opposite route will be made by Mateo Kovacic.
The Croatian midfielder was loaned to the Londoners for the 2018-2019 season, as it was difficult to find the time of participation he wanted for the European champions.
Chelsea's announcement of Bilbao's acquisition of Kepa is expected by tomorrow at the latest, for 80 million euros (a record amount for a goalkeeper), who will replace Courtois.
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Kepa is definitive and with the ... law the replacement of Thibaut Courtois in Chelsea!
Chelsea announced the acquisition of Kepa with a record amount in the history of football for a goalkeeper!
The Londoners announced the acquisition of the 23-year-old for 80 million euros (as much as his clause in Bilbao), making him the most expensive goalkeeper in football history, surpassing Alison's recent move from Roma to Liverpool. .
The young goalkeeper, who has been a key player for the Basques for the last two years, signed a contract until the summer of 2025!
"It's a very important decision for me, for my career, but also for my life. Many things drew me to Chelsea. The titles he has won over the years, my new teammates, the city, the level of the Premier League. It's a mix of things and I'm really happy that Chelsea decided to trust me and take me, "said Kepa in his first statements.
Sanchez: "As United we have to get great players"
Alexis Sanchez has stated that Manchester United should make transfers at the level of Arturo Vidal if they want to be competitive.
Manchester United have made two transfers so far, acquiring Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and Diogo Dalo from Porto. At the end of the transfer window in England, Alexis Sanchez insists his team needs to make "big transfers".
With the Chilean media pointing out that the transfer of his compatriot Arturo Vidal to Barcelona is an example of the quality to which the "red devils" are called to aim.
"As United, we have to have great players with experience. "Barcelona have just acquired Arturo Vidal, who is a great player and teammate of mine in Chile," Sanchez told Sky Sports.
He added: "It's an example of the kind of footballers we need to win in order to win trophies and be competitive at the highest level."
At the same time, the 29-year-old striker referred with good words to one of his team's new acquisitions, Fred, emphasizing: "From what I've seen in training, Fred is a player who always wants to come forward and I personally think that we will be able to combine well and it will benefit me in my game ".
Arsenal are looking for it with Dembele
The "bum" of the last moment is sought by Arsenal, which is said to have entered into negotiations with Barcelona for the acquisition of Usman Dembele.
According to British reports, the "gunners" want to take advantage of the displeasure of the 21-year-old Frenchman, thanks to the transfer of Malcolm to the "Blaugrana", and make him a resident of London.
According to reports, Arsenal's proposal initially provides for a one-year loan of the player for 11 million euros, while next summer he will pay another 100 million in order to acquire him with a normal transfer.
In fact, this scenario becomes even more realistic if one takes into account a photo uploaded by Obamayang on his personal Instagram account, in which Dembele is depicted together with four players of the "gunners".
It should be noted that the clause in Dembele's contract amounts to 400 million euros, while Barcelona acquired him only last summer from Dortmund for 150 million euros.
Guardiola: "Of course, we can improve"
Manchester City will seek to improve their performance rather than break last year's 100-point record in the Premier League, according to Pep Guardiola.
The Citizens became the first team to reach 100 points in a Premier League season and finished 19 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Manchester United.
"People ask, 'You can improve on 100 points, and I say no because we're not here to do that,'" Guardiola told Sky Sports.
"It simply came to our notice then. If I felt we couldn't improve the team, I would call my president and tell him I was leaving. But we believe we can do better and dominate more. We know and believe we can do it. "
Manchester City start the new season with a trip to London to face Arsenal on Sunday and the Spanish coach stressed that Unai Emery's team could be a serious challenge this season.
"I think Arsenal will be more consistent as a team," Guardiola added. "It will be difficult, but it's nice because every season the Premier League is tougher and tougher. Unai is a man based on ethics, knows everything about opponents, has achieved something unique in European football in three Europa League and has handled Paris SZ well. He is a top coach. "
Rivaldo: "I think sooner or later Neymar will end up at Real Madrid"
The veteran "magician" of football Rivaldo expressed the view that his compatriot Neymar will sooner or later become a member of Real Madrid.
According to a report by "Mundo Deportivo" hosted by the 46-year-old Brazilian, he appears convinced that at some point, Neymar will play in the "Queen" of Europe.
Among other things, he claimed: "At the moment, based on his words, he will remain a Paris Saint-Germain player, but as far as I know and according to the comments I hear, I think that sooner or later Neymar will end up at Real Madrid."
Then, the old glory of Barcelona and among others Milan, Olympiacos and AEK added that: "Neymar seems to be staying in the French club for at least another year, but in such a crazy football market as today, nothing may be excluded. You can't know what might happen the next day, so anything is possible until the end of the transfer window. "
Batswagi has chosen "Bats"
Despite the opposing announcements, Mitsi Batswagi is heading out of Stamford Bridge again.
Mauricio Sari had predicted us for Mitsi Batsuagi's stay in Chelsea, but the story takes another turn. According to sources from Spain, Valencia is close to loaning the Belgian striker for a year.
ElDesmarque claims that Batswagi has chosen to pursue a career in Bats, and has informed all sides.
Sevilla are also very interested in the player, but it seems that they are behind in the battle. Until tomorrow, we will know for sure what the outcome of this case will be.
For Himeneth, United
United are preparing to make a very strong ... bang this summer, according to a report by the Italian press.
According to these reports, Manchester United is preparing to submit an official proposal to Atletico Madrid for the acquisition of Jose Jimenez.
In particular, scenarios want Jose Mourinho to have immediately requested the acquisition of a central defender, with the people of United already having reached the ace of Atletico as the ideal replacement.
Of course, Himeneth's contract with the "Rochiblancos" expires in the summer of 2023, with United themselves preparing to pay up to sixty million euros to make the talented footballer a resident of Manchester.
The case of Julian Draxler is a priority
The Milanese continue to pleasantly surprise in the summer transfer window, now aiming to strengthen their midfield by prioritizing the case of Julian Draxler.
The "Rossoneri" have changed for the better during the summer season, proving that next season they will be ready to compete with everyone in Italy, aiming for the greatest possible distinction. The management of the Italian club after the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain wants to include in the team's potential a similar player in the midfield, with the Italian reports placing the name of Julian Draxler at the top of the relevant list.
Although the German midfielder moved to Paris Saint-Germain in the middle of the 2016/17 season, leaving his country and Wolfsburg, he has several chances to change his football home again, with Milan waiting for the Parisians in the corner asking for the player on loan. . The FFP does not allow the Italians yet another financial leap, so borrowing is the only hope for the 24-year-old to come to Milan, raising the team's dynamics in the center field.
This development is quite difficult, as the Parisians, although they do not use as much as they would expect the talented German, have not shown a willingness to concede, while on the other hand a possible arrival of the player in the Italian north may bring "murmurs" for Tsalhanoglou - player who is in a similar position to the 24-year-old - something that in Milan they would never want to happen.