In-Demand Chelsea Star May Opt To Refuse New Blues Deal And Quit Stamford Bridge

Both Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona want to sign the keeper. 

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Highly rated Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will not return to Stamford Bridge from Liga high-flyers Atletico de Madrid until the Belgium has been given guarantees regarding his role going forward in west London, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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Courtois has been with the Blues now since joining the Premier League giants from Belgium outfit Genk on a five-year deal for a fee of just £5 million back in July 2011.

However, amazingly the shot stopper has still to even make a single competitive appearance for the club in that time, with Chelsea instead opting to send Courtois out on loan to Atletico in Spain for three seasons in a row now.

But with the 21-year-old’s contract with the Uefa Europa League holders now set to expire on June 30 2016, his parent club are understood to be keen for Courtois to put pen to paper on a new long-term deal in the capital rather than them risk the Belgium leaving the Bridge on a free in less than three years’ time.

Courtois, though, will only commit his future to Chelsea if the west Londoners are able to give the keeper assurances about what role he will play in the squad in relation to current No 1 Petr Cech.

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