Could Thibaut Courtois be set for another season away from Stamford Bridge…
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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could be set for a fourth successive season away from Stamford Bridge, after reports in the Daily Star fueled speculation regarding the Belgian’s exit.
The Star have revealed that the Blues are refusing to print shirts with Courtois’ name on, while they are also maintaining the same policy with striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been heavily linked with a move to Everton.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho has seemingly given the go ahead on Lukaku’s exit, with the returning Didier Drogba consolidating his striking options alongside Diego Costa and Fernando Torres.
And with Courtois in a similar battle for first-team football, against current number one stopper Petr Cech, it seems likely that one of the two goalkeepers will be leaving the club this summer – with neither likely to be content with warming the bench.
Courtois has spent the last three seasons with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, and has established himself as one of the best keeper’s in the world – helping Atletico to the La Liga title and the Champions League final last season.
Chelsea’s club shop have put their decision down to neither player having been allocated a squad number. Nonetheless, with the speculation regarding Lukaku on the verge of proving accurate, it will be intriguing to see whether his countryman follows him out of the exit door.