Stamford Bridge keeper is a wanted man.
Three Premier League sides are hoping to take Chelsea’s Belgian international goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, The Sun reports.
Fulham, Southampton and Wigan Athletic are all said to be interested in the 20-year-old as his Chelsea future remains uncertain.
Courtois has spent the past two seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid where he has established himself as their first choice goalkeeper and it’s believed that any potential deal to bring Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge hinges on the Spaniards keeping hold of the Belgian for another year.
Chelsea signed Courtois from Genk for £8.5 million and see him as an eventual replacement for current number one, Petr Cech.
However, club bosses want him to gain some Premier League experience before he is even considered as taking over the reins from Cech.
Fulham are interested as they seek a replacement for veteran Mark Schwarzer, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has been tipped to finally retire at the age of 40.
Southampton have largely switched between three goalkeepers as they continue the search for the perfect formula. Kelvin Davies, Artur Boruc and Paulo Gazzaninga have all been trusted, then dropped, then trusted again as both Nigel Adkins and Mauricio Pochettino have struggled to find consistency between the sticks.
And Wigan want somebody to put pressure on Ali Al-Habsi.
Courtois has said; “I want to play in a team where I’m on the pitch.”