Goalkeeper expects to agree fresh terms at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois expects to sign a fresh contract extension with the club upon his return from international duty with Belgium, Sky Sports reports.
Boss Jose Mourinho is keen to retain the player’s services for the long term and has put a five-year deal on the table with the view of improving his terms.
Courtois has had to be patient in his efforts to earn recognition in England, with the past three seasons spent on loan at Atletico Madrid.
But his spell in Spain appeared to be the making of him as he returned to west London as one of the most highly regarded young goalkeepers in the world.
He is now reaping the benefits of his form and patience, and has now said that he does indeed intend to sign a new deal in the coming weeks.
Courtois told Sky Sports: “It’s not yet signed. I am here with the national team so it is difficult, but when I am back at Chelsea I will probably sign the new contract.”
We don’t talk about the situation, but of course I know he has played 10 years at Chelsea and that now I am playing and for him it’s not the nicest situation. But that is the decision of the board and the trainer.
“He is working hard in training to be ready when I cannot play or I am maybe not playing well. We work well together.”
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