When we talk to the Chelsea fans who are here in the Transfer Tavern, they are often telling us that they are relieved to have one of the world’s best goalkeepers in their ranks.
The Chelsea fans explain that they have been spoilt in the last few years having Petr Cech in his prime followed by Thibaut Courtois.
But Chelsea manager Antonio Conte fears that Courtois could leave.
According to a report by The Guardian, Antonio Conte has urged Chelsea to act now and hand Thibaut Courtois a new deal before another club poaches him on the cheap.
There has been no progress on a new deal for the Belgium international, who Conte believes will become the best in the world.
Conte said: “It is important for the club to face this issue, to face this contract with Courtois.
“For sure I can tell that Courtois is one of the best, maybe the best goalkeeper in the world, and he is a player who is very important for Chelsea.
“I can tell this.
“But for sure the renewal is a task for the club.”
“If a big player decides to not sign a new contract it is difficult for a club to try to avoid this issue.”
The 25-year-old is entering the final eighteen months of his contract and is likely to have clubs sniffing around for a bargain next summer.
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