Confirmed: Chelsea Announce Deal To Sign International Star As Courtois Joins Madrid

  • Confirmed: Chelsea Announce Deal To Sign International Star As Courtois Joins Madrid

Confirmed: Chelsea Announce Deal To Sign International Star As Courtois Joins Madrid

The pair differ on their picks, with Shearer selecting Man City to win the title and Wright naming Liverpool.

Kovacic has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks after deciding it was time to leave Madrid having struggled to establish himself as a first team regular at the Bernabeu since arriving from Inter Milan in 2015.

After a 6-0 demolition of Watford on Matchday 5 left City top of the table, the club was never to be overtaken as it set new records for points, goals, wins, goal difference, consecutive wins and more.

The Premier League is yet to employ the VAR system which was employed during the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Many are tipping Liverpool to be their closest challengers this season, after a a £123.6m spending spree this summer.

As United dither, Liverpool have emerged as second favourites for the title behind City after splashing over £170 million (US$220 million) on goalkeeper Alisson and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Meanwhile their neighbours and reigning champions, Manchester City, have only acquired Riyad Mahrez and Pep Guardiola has already mentioned that a player to back up Fernandinho would be more than welcome.

Madrid have confirmed that Courtois will undergo a medical on Thursday morning, before signing a six-year deal and being presented at 1pm local time.

Manchester City have signed Melbourne City's wonderkid Daniel Arzani.

Scudamore told Sky Sports he had received a mixed response to the arrangement. He said: "It wasn't a unanimous decision to do it, so there's bound to be some dissent still around".

"A few other clubs in the Premier League also interested in him".

On the chances of Vardy or Maguire featuring in the season opener: "If we are serious I think they can not participate in the first game, with just five days training with the team".

"If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".

"I'd like multiple trophies needed in various locations on the last day because we don't know how it will end".