Real Madrid are just hours away from completing the signing of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea and expect to unveil the goalkeeper on deadline day.
Courtois has been agitating for a move away from Stamford Bridge all summer and looks set to finally get his wish in what is to be an expected deal worth £35million.
The Belgian stopper has gone AWOL from Chelsea, refusing to return to pre-season training in a desperate bid to force a move to the Spanish captial.
Chelsea have since opened disciplinary proceedings against the 26-year-old and are set to fine him two-weeks wages worth around £200,000.
Courtois is expected to put pen to paper on a contract spanning six years, with the European champions targeting a 12.30pm BST.
The move comes after Chelsea moved quick in bringing in a replacement after agreeing to pay Athletic Bilbao’s release clause for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The Blues will smash the world-record fee for a keeper, set only this summer by Liverpool for Alisson, by paying £72million for the Spain international.
Chelsea deposited the fee in full to lawyers in Spain on Wednesday morning, paving the way for Kepa’s arrival.