The player will return to Stamford Bridge on Monday
Thibaut Courtois returned to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 after he enjoyed 3 successful seasons on loan in Spain. Since then he has been the mainstay between the sticks and has established himself as one of the best Goalkeepers in the world.
The Belgium International is considered as one of the most important members of the Premier League giants and has already won 2 Premier League, 1 FA Cup and 1 League club with the club. He made 46 appearances for the club last season but missed out on Champions League qualification.
The 25 year old was one of the stand out players in this year’s World Cup as he helped Belgium to reach the semi-finals. He also won the World Cup Golden Glove.
But he has been stalling on signing a contract extension at Stamford Bridge for a past couple of months and shown no signs of signing a new one. He could leave on a free transfer next year when his contract expires.
The Belgian goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, as the Spanish side are looking for a long term replacement for Keylor Navas. He even has admitted earlier his desire to move to the Spanish capital in order to be close to his children.
Blues new manager Maurizio Sarri even admitted earlier that he is unsure about the player’s future though he wants him to stay. However, the club have refused to budge on their £40 million valuation of the player.
His agent Christophe Henrotay even urged the English side on Saturday to allow him to leave this summer as he wants to leave the club.
Sarri intends to hold face-to-face talks with Courtois after his agent urged Chelsea to let the goalkeeper join the La Liga giants.
“I have no reaction on the agent, I am not interested in the agent, I want to hear [from] Courtois,” the 59 year old said, as quoted by Goal, after the Community Shield loss to Manchester City.
“If Courtois says the same to me, [then] I have to speak with my club, of course, because I want only players with a very high level of motivation.
“I don’t have anything to answer to the agent.”