Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has seemingly put any remaining speculation over a transfer to Real Madrid to rest by confirming he wants to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to Sky Sports while on international duty with Belgium on Friday, the Premier League’s golden glove winner admitted there was “no doubt” he would be staying at the club this summer, and revealed that he’ll need a new deal sooner or later as he has two years left on his current deal.
Courtois had been linked to Real as one of their main goalkeeping targets ahead of the new season, though in recent weeks it appears Manchester United’s David de Gea has leapt to the forefront of Real’s thoughts. And Courtois doesn’t even seem to be considering a move elsewhere on the evidence of his latest interview.
He said: “I am very happy and there is no doubt I will stay (at Chelsea). My contract runs out in two years so obviously I need a new deal. It’s important I finish the season well with the national team and then maybe Chelsea will speak with my agent.
“If it’s a good deal I will be very happy to sign.”
Courtois also took time to speak on the future of international teammate Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked himself with moves to Chelsea and Manchester United. Lukaku, now at Everton, is believed to be looking to move to a bigger club this summer, and the goalkeeper believes he’d fit right in at Stamford Bridge.
He added: “Romelu is a great player so if he decides to go to Chelsea or Chelsea decide to sign him I would be happy to see him in the dressing room in July. I guess if it’s the right offer he might go. It’s up to him to decide.”