Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are on the edge of their seats after the Daily Star revealed that Real Madrid want their number one keeper Thibaut Courtois.
The officials at the Bernabeu see the 22-year-old as the perfect alternative as they look more and more likely to miss out on landing Manchester United’s David De Gea.
It has been made clear all season that Los Blancos are seeking a long-term replacement for Los Blancos club legend Iker Casillas.
And things are looking bleak for the former Spanish World Cup winner as there has been number of high profile mistakes over the last 18 months including this past weekend when he let Atletico Madrid’s first goal slip through his fingers in their 4-0 defeat at the Vicente Calderon.
De Gea is clearly their number one target as he is yet to sign a new contract as the speculation grows, as he only has 18 months left on his deal.
But despite the speculation growing, Madrid have moved no closer to signing De Gea meaning they refuse to rule out a move for Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea fans. Can you really see any situation whereby Jose Mourinho will lose his number one keeper to his former club Real Madrid? Let us know your thoughts below.
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