Chelsea star will tell Antonio Conte he wants to quit; Real Madrid keen but face £65m asking price

Thibaut Courtois is ready to tell Antonio Conte that he wants to depart Chelsea when he holds talks with the incoming manager, according to The Sun.

The Sun reports that Courtois wants out of Stamford Bridge after the Blues failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 13 years.

The Sun claims that the Belgian stopper has already briefly spoken to Conte about his interest in leaving, and the Italian boss now has a decision to make.

Should he choose to offload Courtois and promote Asmir Begovic to number one, then Chelsea would demand a huge fee of £65m, The Sun understands.

The Sun adds that Real Madrid are already keeping a close eye on the 24-year-old as they again prepare to bring in a world-class goalkeeper this summer.

Courtois impending transfer request makes an even bigger mockery of Chelsea’s decision to sell long-serving stopper Petr Cech to rivals Arsenal last year.

After a year of rotating the gloves, Chelsea chose to move forward with Courtois and allowed Cech to leave, a decision that they may come to regret soon.

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