Chelsea are closing in on the £45million signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid despite the transfer ban imposed on the club by FIFA.
The ban prevents Chelsea from registering new players until the summer of 2020 but the Blues are able to sign Kovacic permanently as he is currently registered as a Chelsea player.
Chelsea’s permanent signing of Kovacic is viewed as an extension of Kovacic’s contract, rather than a fresh registration.
Chelsea fans and even Arsenal fans have reacted to the news of Kovacic permanent signing by mocking Arsenal.
Fans are mocking Arsenal that Chelsea have spent more than the Gunners this summer despite the transfer embargo on the Blues.