Chelsea have lined up Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster as a contingency plan, should Thibaut Courtois opt to join Real Madrid in the summer, according to The Sun.
Our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern has spotted this news whilst taking a break from his hectic day, with the news leaving the Southampton fans present in the bar nervous enough to start necking the shots.
The 28-year-old has been in fine form for the Saints since returning from a serious knee injury a few months ago, with his performances also attracting the interest of Spanish giants Barcelona.
Real Madrid are thought to be preparing a world record £79 million for goalkeeper Courtois and Chelsea have moved fast to make plans should he move.
One Chelsea fan here in the Tavern is waiting to take part in the darts knockout competition and he thinks that the Blues should press ahead with a move for Forster, regardless of whether the Belgian stick around or not.
Chelsea fans, who is the better keeper? Courtois or Forster?