Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been linked with a move to Real Madrid next summer but Antonio Conte insists Courtois isn’t leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid and admits Courtois can be a Chelsea legend just as Buffon at Juventus.
“Thibaut is, for me, one of the best – if not the best – goalkeepers in the world. He’s working really well. He’s a fantastic goalkeeper. He stays with us and this is the most important thing,” said Conte.
“I hope for Thibaut to repeat the same career as Gigi Buffon. I think that Buffon, for me, is one of the best goalkeepers of all time. I stayed with him at Juventus before as team-mates and then as his coach, in the national team also.
“I think Buffon is a legend for football and I hope Thibaut has the same career as Gigi. He has great potential to continue to do great things, to reach great targets.
“Look, Thibaut is a Chelsea player and I want him to stay here. I think he’s very happy. I see him with this club for many years. I want this, the club wants this. I don’t see any problem
“A contract is a club decision. But, in my opinion, yes, I think that a goalkeeper like Thibaut deserves to stay at Chelsea for many years and become a type of player to stay and write the story of this club, to become a legend at this club.”