Chelsea continue to dominate Transfer headlines after a 71.6 Million Pound Fee for Kepa Arrizabalaga was agreed, Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic is undergoing a Medical in West London ahead of a Loan move. Kovacic was included by Real Madrid in a £35 Million pound deal that will see Thibaut Courtois join the Los Blancos. The Croatian Midfielder will be Chelsea’s third signing this Season, assuming the deal goes through before Kepa Arrizabalaga arrives at the Club.
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Initial reports have suggested that there is no option to buy at the end of Kovacic’s Loan deal, but the details regarding the same are a tad bit unclear as of now. Kovacic’s arrival is set to reportedly trigger the departure of French International Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is set to join AC Milan on a season-long loan. Chelsea acquired the Frenchman from Monaco for £40 Million last summer, but the 2016/17 Ligue 1 Winner failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.
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Kovacic is expected to play alongside N’Golo Kante and New Signing Jorginhho in Sarri’s typical three-man Midfield. Chelsea’s new look Midfield does appear to be impressive on paper in Kante they have the best ball winner in the League if not the world, Jorginho’s passing from deep-lying positions is an invaluable asset, and Kovacic’s ability to move the ball into the final third can pose a real threat when combined with his vision.
Chelsea have surplus resources in Midfield with the likes of Ross Barkley, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Ruben Loftus-Cheek serving as backups from the Bench. Chelsea will need to offload some of these players expectedly Danny Drinkwater and Bakayoko either permanently or on Loan deals. The British Transfer Window for buying players shuts tomorrow at 5:00 PM GMT but considering the European Transfer Window closes at the end of August, offloading a player or two shouldn’t be a problem.
Option to buy or not Chelsea have acquired a World Class Midfielder in Kovacic and are looking formidable on paper as the Premier League weekend draws closer.