Shot stopper is now considered to be the best in his position in world football.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to shortly hold showdown talks with Blues head coach Jose Mourinho about the Belgium’s future at Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the Metro.
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The 21-year-old has been in west London now since July 2011, although remarkably Courtois has still to even make a single appearance for the club in that time, with the shot stopper having spent the past three campaigns out on loan with La Liga high-flyers Atletico de Madrid.
However, Courtois is now due to sit down with the self-styled Special One in order to thrash out what the Portuguese’s plans are for him going forward, with experienced Czech Republic international Petr Cech still the Uefa Europa League holders’ undisputed No 1.
“My agent is talking with Chelsea. One of the coming weeks I’ll have a chat with José Mourinho,” Courtois is quoted as saying.
“I think there will be a decision about my future at the end of March, or in the first weeks of April.”
Courtois’s current contract in the capital now only runs until June 30 2016, and with many of Europe’s top clubs all lining up at present to make a move for the highly rated keeper, Chelsea and Mou may be forced to make a decision regarding the identity of their long-term custodian much sooner than they would have hoped.