It has been reported by the Spanish media that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants to join La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The current contract deal of the Belgium international with the Premier League champions expires in 2019 and reports have claimed that he is in talks over extending his deal.
But Madrid-based outlet Marca suggests that Chelsea’s hierarchy are fully aware of Thibaut Courtois’ desire to join Madrid as a priority, and the 25-year-old goalkeeper is holding out for a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants the club’s No.1 shot-stopper to stay at west London club, but Los Blancos will be looking for a long-term replacement for Keylor Navas and Courtois represents the most attainable target.
The same sources also claim that Belgian star is happy at Stamford Bridge, but feels that his time in the Premier League is coming to an end.
David De Gea remains on Madrid’s radar but the Spain international is set to receive a new contract offer from Manchester United.
Jan Oblak is also a target but the Slovenia international is unlikely to make the move to Real Madrid due to his loyalty to Atletico.