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Man Utd legend Neville: Chelsea will miss Courtois

Man Utd legend Neville: Chelsea will miss Courtois

Joining Real Madrid has been hailed as the fulfilment of a lifetime dream by new signing Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea have signed Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record 80 million-euro (US$92.8 million) fee from Athletic Bilbao, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

It looks more and more likely that Thibaut Courtois will be a Real Madrid player when the transfer window in Spain ends at the start of September.

The goalkeeper has moved for a fee in the region of £31m and has signed a six-year contract.

Unsurprisingly, Courtois' decision to kiss the badge infuriated Chelsea supporters who took to Twitter to make their feelings known and Atletico Madrid fans weren't too happy about it either.

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The 29-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Hammers , having spent the last two seasons with the Gunners. Capped 88 times by Colombia, Sanchez would add experience to a position where West Ham do not have depth.

Keylor Navas has vowed to fight Courtois all the way and defend his place as Real's No.1 goalkeeper.

"He has already demonstrated fantastic quality and consistency and will be a big part of any success Chelsea have in the coming years", Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said.

Luka Modric's heart is set on a move to Inter but this will not stop Real Madrid president Florentino Perez from making a last ditch attempt to change the 32-year-old Croatian's mind. "Very young, but very, very good", Chelsea's head coach Maurizio Sarri spoke highly of the Spanish goalkeeper.

Kovacic will join Chelsea on loan until June 30, 2019 as part of the deal, with the Croatia worldwide spending a season away from the club he joined from Inter Milan in 2015.

"But when I learned of the concrete interest from Madrid, I had no doubts and I wanted to join the best club in the world".