Chelsea ready to hold firm on top performer as Real Madrid lurk

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have revealed that they have concerns over the long term future of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge.

Thibaut Courtois has been a solid and reliable performer for Chelsea between the sticks over the past few seasons after impressing out on loan at Atletico Madrid.

This has sparked the interest of Atletico Madrid’s city rivals, Real Madrid.

And now, according to a report by The Sun, Chelsea are keen to hold onto him despite Real Madrid’s interest.

The La Liga giants are keen to make a big money move for Courtois as they see him as the successor for Costa Rica international Keylor Navas.

But the Blues are ready to play hard ball and insist that he is not for sale.

They would rather let him leave for free when his contract expires in just over eighteen months’ time rather than selling him to Real Madrid before then.

Talks over a new contract at Stamford Bridge have stalled and the 25-year-old’s future looks uncertain with his current deal expiring in the summer of 2019.

Chelsea are ready to reject all offers and keep Courtois until then, even if he refuses to pen fresh terms, while Real Madrid could turn to David De Gea if they are unsuccessful in pursuit of Chelsea’s Belgium international.

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