Chelsea confirm and announce £40 million deal and hierarchy ripped over Lampard chase

Chelsea have signed midfielder Mateo Kovacic on a five-year deal from Real Madrid, after deciding to make his move a permanent one.

We have been unable to sign players during this transfer window over the past few months due to their transfer ban, but have been permitted to sign the Croatian star.

And with the club unable to sign any players this summer, we had no other option but to hand the former Madrid midfielder a permanent move to London.

“I really enjoyed my season on loan with Chelsea, I feel comfortable at the club and like London and the Premier League very much. I am very happy to be able to join permanently,” Kovacic said on the CFC website.

“We had a successful year, winning the Europa League and I hope I can make a big contribution in the coming seasons.”

Meanwhile, Simon Jordan has hit out at out the club for their long-standing pursuit of Derby boss Frank Lampard.

After allowing Italian boss Maurizio Sarri to depart the club just a few weeks ago, all the speculation in the media has been a lot the imminent arrival of Derby boss Lampard.

But former Crystal Palace owner Jordan expressed his disappointment at the way the Blues have handled the situation.

Speaking on the TalkSport website, Jordan said: “The way the big six clubs in the Premier League operate is arrogant.

“They will do things when they want, how they want and where they want.

“They [Chelsea] know they can get Frank Lampard. They know they can get Frank Lampard to run through the door to go and manage their club.”

“Their players aren’t back yet and Chelsea have a habit of appointing managers in the middle of July – let’s not forget.

“The arrogance that some of these clubs exhibit is flabbergasting – it’s not like the real world.

“They’ll do what they need to do when they feel like it at the end of the day, and that isn’t right.”

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