Chelsea to make £45m man first signing despite transfer ban
Date published: Thursday 27th June 2019 11:00
The uncertainty surrounding Chelsea before Maurizio Sarri’s eventual departure to Juventus as their new manager, threatened to derail a deal for Kovacic with the club ‘having second thoughts’.
Chelsea need to finalise a permanent transfer for Kovacic before June 30 as that is when his player registration runs out at the club.
Explaining how Kovacic can still sign despite Chelsea’s transfer ban, Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol said: “Kovacic was on loan at Chelsea last season from Real Madrid and as part of his loan agreement there was a clause giving Chelsea the option to make the move permanent for £45m before June 30.
“And it looks like Chelsea have exercised that option and sign the Croat on a permanent deal.”