Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has dismissed reports linking him to Real Madrid in the summer – expressing his desire to at least see out his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Reports had suggested that if Real Madrid fail to secure the signature of their no.1 replacement for stopper Iker Casillas – Manchester United’s David de Gea – that they would look to sign the Blues stopper.
However, Courtois has played down the speculation – when asked about the possibility of leaving Chelsea, he told Spanish radio station Cadena COPE, “I have signed a contract for four years. I am well here,” as quoted by Sky Sports.
The Belgian stopper has been in fine form in his first Premier League season; replacing legend Petr Cech as the club’s no.1, and playing a key role in helping Chelsea to be crowned Premier League champions.
The Premier League trophy will be returning to Stamford Bridge for the first time in five seasons – after the Blues’ victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon confirmed their title triumph with three games to spare.
They still have Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland to face, and the Reds are expected to give the champions a guard of honour when they visit Stamford Bridge next Sunday.