Chelsea have offered Thibaut Courtois to Barcelona for £50m, according to reports in Spain.
Mundo Deportivo claims that Courtois has told Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo that he wants to play Champions League football, and he will not get that at Stamford Bridge next season.
Incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte feels that Courtois is dispensable and has identified England goalkeepers Fraser Forster and Jack Butland as potential replacements, Mundo Deportivo adds.
Southampton’s Forster and Stoke City’s Butland have enjoyed excellent Premier League campaigns while Courtois is one of just several Chelsea players to have dipped below their title-winning standards.
But the 23-year-old Belgian remains one of the best goalkeeping prospects in the world, and Mundo Deportivo reports that Chelsea would want a hefty fee if they were to let him go this summer.
Barcelona might be in the market for a new stopper because The Sun suggests that they are ready to let Marc-Andre ter Stegen leave, with Manchester City believed to be among the German’s suitors.
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