Chelsea star puts contract talks on hold as Real Madrid circle

Posted November 24, 2017

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did little to convince the club or its supporters that he sees his future in south-west London, according to the Daily Telegraph.

"There will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks".

Should they change their minds at the end of the season, Courtois or the Spain global would be the prime candidates.

Thibaut Courtois has reportedly informed Chelsea that he wants a salary of £205,000 a week in order to sign a new contract with the Premier League champions.

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The Belgium number one will enter the final year of his current deal with the Blues come the summer and is looking to double his money with his next contract.

Courtois has spoken glowingly of his time in Madrid after spending time on loan with Atletico, and a transfer to their city rivals Real has never been ruled out. Real, however, are also monitoring 27-year-old David De Gea's situation at Manchester United.

Courtois speaking about his Chelsea future.

Talks over a new deal have been ongoing for several months but it's yet to be agreed, as confirmed by Courtois yesterday.

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"The thing for me, the most important thing, is to perform well for myself and the team".

Real Madrid's interest in Courtois is well-known to the point that Chelsea tried to deter the Spanish champions by slapping a £70m fee on the goalkeeper's head.

Once promoted to first choice by the Blues, the commanding shot-stopper has gone on to make 125 appearances for the club - landing two Premier League titles and a League Cup along the way.

Despite this, Chelsea fans can take some comfort from the fact that Courtois has said on a number of occasions that he is happy at Stamford Bridge, as well as saying that he is open to signing a new contract when the terms are right.

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