Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have expressed their concerns this morning, after hearing that a star player of theirs wants to leave.
The Sun state Real Madrid have made Thibaut Courtois their ideal target to become the new number one at the Santiago Bernabeu, having shifted their sights away from Manchester United star David De Gea.
24-year-old Belgian ace Courtois has experience of the Spanish capital after his successful loan stints with Atletico Madrid and is desperate to move to Zinedine Zidane’s side, reportedly telling his team-mates he wants a transfer.
Courtois’ wife and daughter still live in Madrid, which increases the likelihood of a summer transfer, and the general consensus is that Real Madrid will make a move, following the recent poor form of current first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
The move would see Real Madrid end their long-term interest in David De Gea, who infamously saw a Deadline Day switch in 2015 break down due to a problem with the paperwork.
Our landlord feels Chelsea’s battle is lost here and feels it could be a long summer for the fans in the bar.
Chelsea fans, will Courtois still be on your books next season? Let us know in the comments below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!