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Vital Chelsea star could leave despite contract renewal talk

Bad news for the Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern…

The Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern spent the weekend celebrating the news that Thibaut Courtois looks set to sign a new deal at the club.

After months of speculation suggesting that his future may not remain at Stamford Bridge, it appeared as though they finally had some concrete information…

However, fast forward 24 hours – and that no longer appears to be the case, with a worrying report emerging as per the Sun.

The Sun are reporting that Thibaut Courtois could yet leave the club – and to make matters worse, he could do it on a free.

As per the Sun, Chelsea’s hesitancy to give Courtois a wage rise could tempt him to sit out the rest of his contract – meaning that he could leave on a free when it expires in 18 months time. Alternatively, he could force through a move next summer – but given that he will have just 1 year remaining at that point, any deal will likely force a cut-price fee.

This is seriously concerning the Chelsea fans in the Tavern, many of whom feel that Courtois is Europe’s best goalkeeper. Having had Petr Cech between the sticks for so long, they are simply not used to uncertainty in that area – and they feel that losing Courtois could be catastrophic.

Courtois has been in fine form so far this season – and has been a key part of Chelsea’s return to prominence under Conte. Prior to Chelsea’s clash against Tottenham over the weekend, the Blues hadn’t conceded in weeks – and that is a testament to how impressive the Belgian has been.

Chelsea fans – thoughts?

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