Chelsea fans have a smile on their faces finally in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro go some way to making up for blowing their chances at the title.
The publication reports that the club’s on loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has claimed that he will not make a move to Real Madrid this summer, no matter how much the La Liga giants want him.
Los Blancos have been linked with the Belgian stopper who is of course on loan in the other half of Madrid at Atletico, and doing a stellar job at that.
With Iker Casillas not trusted by Carlo Ancelotti and indeed Diego Lopez booed by the fans once again, other options are being considered and the Belgian is top of that list.
Sadly for Los Blancos, the keeper moved to quash these rumours and noted: “The talk about Real Madrid is only rumours, it is not true. The one thing I have always said is that it’s Atletico or Chelsea.
“I’m very happy to be with Atleti, my desire is to play and if I can’t do that at Chelsea and I can continue here, I’ll be very happy.
“I’ve never spoken with Mourinho. At the moment Chelsea cannot guarantee me a place in goal because [Petr] Cech is there, he is playing well and is one of the best keepers in the world.”
As our punters note, this clearly opens the door for a stay or even a move to Atletico Madrid, who are La Liga leaders and keen on taking the keeper as part of a potential summer involving Diego Costa.
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