Thibaut Courtois’ current contract with Chelsea expires in 2019 and reports have claimed that he is in talks over extending his Chelsea contract.
However, Spanish media outlet Marca claim the 25-year-old’s plan at present is not to sign a new Chelsea contract as he is holding out for a move to Real Madrid next summer.
The report claims Chelsea’s hierarchy are fully aware of Courtois’ desire to join Madrid.
According to Marca, Courtois is happy at Chelsea, but feels that his time in the Premier League is coming to an end.
Knowing Marca’s link with Real Madrid, this could just be a ploy by Real Madrid to unsettle our goalkeeper and stop him from signing a new Chelsea contract.