Real Madrid make initial approaches, Chelsea star open to blockbuster moves after coaching fallout


Yet more revelations for Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern to deal with this evening as Duncan Castles at ONE World Sports claims superstar stopper Thibaut Courtois IS ready to leave the club.

The Belgian was identified by former manager Jose Mourinho as the long-term heir to Blues stalwart between the sticks Petr Cech last season, though has suffered injuries and a dip in form.

He missed three months with an injury reportedly picked up in a training session with goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, whose unusual methods are believed to have proved unpopular.

Having excelled during a three-year loan stint with Atletico Madrid, the 23-year old custodian has been linked with a blockbuster return to La Liga.

Real Madrid are said to have lined up him as a successor to Iker Casillas, having failed to land David De Grea from Manchester United over the course of last summer.

The report claims the Belgium star is open to the prospect of returning to the Spanish capital, if the two clubs can agree a deal between them.

Castles writes that Los Blancos have made initial approaches to decision makers behind the scenes in West London as a contingency plan should they once again to prize De Gea from Old Trafford.

Following the eleventh hour collapse of his move over the summer, the Spaniard penned a new long-term deal at the Theatre of Dreams.

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