5 big name transfers that can still happen before the transfer window runs out
The 'fuss and buzz' of the transfer window is set to continue this summer as European heavyweights march on in the battle to achieve the most impressive signings from the football transfer market.
Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the transfer window so far with his shocking decision to leave Los Blancos and secure a famous transfer to Juventus in the Serie A. In order to take on a new challenge, the Portuguese ended his 9-year spell in Spain and completed a mega £88 million switch to the Italian top flight - so far the biggest move of the summer.
However, considering the activities of many elite clubs in the market, more of such deals are still expected to happen before the closure of the transfer window. With several clubs still determined to make marquee signings of their own, we take a look at five big-name transfers that could still happen before the window shuts:
#5. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea to Real Madrid)
Following an average outing in the Premier League last term in which Chelsea finished fifth and failed to secure a spot in the upcoming UEFA Champions League, many players are expected to depart the London outfit this summer.
According to the reports, Belgian international Thibaut Courtois is heading towards the exit door as the Chelsea ace looks to join Real Madrid before the end of the transfer window.
The goalkeeper has been a long-time target for the European champions who intend to sign him as a replacement for the inconsistent Keylor Navas. In fact, a deal worth £31 million is reportedly in the making as Julian Lopetegui works towards strengthening his squad ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Courtois would come as a decent signing for Real Madrid. He had a successful World Cup campaign, claiming the Golden Glove for his incredible performances throughout the tournament.