Chelsea fans sense a bright spot in a hard couple of weeks here in the Football Transfer Tavern, courtesy of The Independent.
They have of course seen their title hopes flushed down the toilet along with their proud unbeaten home record under manager Jose Mourinho, but Thibaut Courtois could well return to the Blues.
Sadly, as one of our punters laments over a shot, it will be in the summer and not ahead of the Champions League semi-final second-leg against his on loan side, Atletico Madrid. Ironic really.
The injury to Petr Cech will mean the Czech Republic international keeper is out for the entire summer and indeed will be a doubt for the initial part of pre-season even if his surgery goes to plan, meaning that Chelsea have all but shelved plans to allow Courtois out on loan again.
The return to Chelsea will of course give him the thing he has asked for repeatedly – the chance to oust Cech for the number one spot in goal.
It may, as our landlord reminds us, push him towards signing extended terms with the West London giants.
Will Cech never make it back to being number one at Stamford Bridge given his injury and the return of the impressive Courtois? Let us know your thoughts below.
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