Chelsea signs Mateo Kovacic on a five-year permanent deal after a successful loan spell at the Stamford Bridge last season.
Kovacic made 51 appearances forthe blues last season,starting 36 of the games primarily on the left of midfield.
The 25-year-old played a key role in Europa League-winning campaign, starting in 10 of the 15 games, including the final in Baku, and making two further substitute appearances. He was a standout performer against Arsenal in Azerbaijan and was involved in three of the goals in our 4-1 win.
Before he joined Real Madrid four years ago, Kovacic was at Inter Milan in Italy from Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia, where he won 52 caps.