Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Mateo Kovacic on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.
Chelsea announced the deal on Wednesday, conditional on Thibaut Courtois‘ move to Real.
The Blues confirmed the 24-year-old had concluded his move to Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
The former Dinamo Zagreb and Inter Milan midfielder said on Chelsea’s official website:”I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea.
“It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very happy to welcome Mateo to the Chelsea family. He is a perfect fit for us this season, his style is well suited to how Maurizio wants to play and we are sure he will prove to be a valuable asset to the club.”