Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on Courtois, Kepa and Hazard speculation

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There will be no more talk about the goalkeeper of Real Madrid not being up to it now.

According to Spanish publication Marca, Croatia global Mateo Kovacic is close to agreeing to terms with the Blues, which will see him move to Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan.

The deal for Courtois involved Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic moving the other way on a one-year loan deal and Madrid also had to pay a fee of £35m for Courtois.

Courtois will sign a six-year contract at the Bernabeu subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Courtois' actions are set to lead to success and, according to Spanish TV programme El Larguero, Real Madrid are to officially seal the signing of the goalkeeper later this week.

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With just a year remaining on his contract, the 26-year-old had been absent from training this week as he looked to push through a move before the transfer window ended for Chelsea on Thursday.

This, it's claimed, has played a part in persuading him to ask for a move away from Madrid.

He lifted two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge, establishing himself as number one despite the presence of Petr Cech.

Report after report has surfaced over Courtois' exit, with stories going as far to say that a fee had been agreed between Chelsea and Real Madrid for the Belgian.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has published a goodbye letter after leaving Athletic Bilbao for Chelsea, in a world record 80 million euro move - he is the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football.

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