Chelsea were able to rush into the transfer market to beat the Thursday deadline in completing some vital transfer ahead of the Premier League season. Following constant threats from Thibaut Cortois, Chelsea gave in to the Belgian desire to join Real Madrid by splashing out the Cheque to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga for a record transfer fee of £72m.
Chelsea had to pay the price in replacing the want-away goalkeeper who later joined Real Madrid in a deal that sees Kovacic joining Chelsea on a long season loan deal with no option to buy permanently.
Chelsea new coach, Sarri knows he needed to bolster his squad if he is to challenge for title in the coming season and it looks like the board are fully backing the new manager with reports of Lyon’s Fekir joining before the transfer window closes on Thursday night.
The three most expensive Spanish players ever have been signed by Chelsea:
🇪🇸 Kepa Arrizabalaga (£72m)
🇪🇸 Álvaro Morata (£60m)
🇪🇸 Fernando Torres (£50m)
Los Azules break a world record in the process. 🔵 pic.twitter.com/OwG9slU5rB
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