The Spain global has been regarded as one of the best upcoming shot-stoppers in Europe and the Blues have supposedly reached an agreement to sign him amid the uncertainty surrounding Thibaut Courtois' future.
He said all the right things, speaking in Spanish through a translator, when asked about the eye-popping fee and appeared calm and composed while being asked to keep returning to the issue.
Chelsea completed the loan of Croatia worldwide Mateo Kovacic on Thursday after having previously reached an agreement with Real Madrid on his season-long move. "I have taken my time and I want to thank the club that respected it to make my decision".
The 40-year-old Italian, who this summer left Juventus to join Paris St-Germain, was purchased for 53m euros by Juve from Parma on 3 July 2001.
Liverpool are the window's biggest spenders so far, with boss Jurgen Klopp bringing in £160 million of new recruits, but the total spend by Premier League clubs is unlikely to smash the £1.4 billion record set in 2017.
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He also praised the " most biting sanctions ever imposed" and said they would "ratchet up to another level" in November. He said Iran had "always welcomed negotiations" but that Washington would first have to demonstrate it can be trusted.
"All I'd like to do is to thank the fans for the last four years and for how they've supported me at Chelsea", he added.
Courtois missed training with Chelsea in the days before his move to Real was sealed and he thanked the London club for helping him grow as a player but said he could not turn down the chance to play for Real. We've got a great squad and I hope I can help the team to keep winning things.
Among the conflicting reports, Marca said that Modric, who joined Real in 2012, "did not consider his current salary matched the level of his performances" and that the player, who turns 33 early in September, was about to sign the best contract of his career.
Kepa is Spain's number two behind Manchester United's David de Gea and has one worldwide cap.
"In terms of the price and me being the most expensive keeper in the world, it's something I don't think about", he said.