Arrival of Courtois ignites fight in Real Madrid goal

MADRID SPAIN- MAY 01 Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Bayern Muenchen at the Bernabeu

The Blues' former first-choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has gone to Madrid, leading directly to Kepa's arrival.

The reward for his patience came when Chelsea chose to meet Athletic's demands after agreeing to let Courtois join Real.

He said all the right things, speaking in Spanish through a translator, when asked about the eye-popping fee and appeared calm and composed while being asked to keep returning to the issue.

New Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga sets his sights on helping the club to win trophies following his world-record move from Athletic Bilbao.

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High temperatures, low humidity and afternoon winds along with low fuel moistures are aiding large fire growth, officials said. Its intensity was so great at one point, that it generated a tornado-like whirl of fire - as well as its own weather system.

The deal that sees Courtois join Real Madrid for a reported £35million sees midfielder Mateo Kovacic head the other way on a season-long loan.

"The team would never be successful without the help of all the other members who are devoted to the players and the club, such as the medical department, kit men and all the others who I can't thank separately".

Chelsea appear to have learnt from their mistakes, with Kepa signing a seven-year contract.

Before that, he spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, lifting an unlikely La Liga title in 2014 as well as winning the Copa del Rey by beating Real in the final at the Santiago Bernabeu. "I had a great time there, but now this is my club and my home". I realise the game is different in England but it is also true that a lot of Spanish players already play in the Premier League and they have given me fantastic references about playing here.

Largest wildfire in California history still growing
That was only about 10 percent higher than that the 3,440 last year and the 3,405-acre average for the last 5 years. The state's recently ended five-year drought killed millions of trees, leaving them as brittle fuel for wildfires .

"I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea", declared Kovacic. I hope I will be able to adjust and adapt as soon as possible.

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.

Sarri is also getting Kovacic, who had not played much with Madrid since joining the club in 2015 and had been seeking a transfer.

Today, Kepa Arrizabalaga completes his move to Chelsea....

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"Those who are close to me or more know me know that I am a person who likes to analyse everything before making a decision. I need to do my best to prove myself".

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