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Thibaut Courtois has revealed he wants Antonio Conte’s Chelsea future clarified because it is unsettling the team.

Speaking after Chelsea’s FA Cup win, Courtois said: “It’s not a question for players it’s a question for the board. We train well with him. There needs to be a clear line from the club, either they continue or stop.

“You cannot have him one more year and you don’t know if the next year he will go away or not because you need some clarity and then everyone knows what way the club is going forward.

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“I think this season there were always rumours about everyone and it’s not easy to then defend a title with criticism but we are happy to win a trophy today.”

Courtois added: “I never read papers but you get questions by journalists after games and before games and eventually it turns around the group.

“We felt it inside Cobham where we train. There was always kind of a negative spirit sometimes and it’s hard to sometimes raise above ourselves.”

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