In-demand star to run down deal and do big Chelsea deal

Thibaut Courtois is set to spring a surprise by turning his back on both Chelsea and Atletico Madrid to sign for Real Madrid when his contract is up at the London giants

Reports in Spain suggest that Courtois has grown frustrated with Chelsea’s reluctance to commit to him as first-choice next season.

Jose Mourinho has indicated that he wants Courtois to return to Stamford Bridge after three seasons with Atletico, but has refused to guarantee that he will start ahead of incumbent Petr Cech.

That has led to speculation that the 21-year-old could push to stay in Madrid with Los Colchoneros, possibly as part of a swap deal involving Diego Costa.

But new reports suggest that Courtois will instead run down his contract at Chelsea and then make a move to Atletico’s fierce city rivals Real. (Daily Express)

It will be interesting to see if this happens

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