Real Madrid hoping to sign Chelsea star on free transfer in 2019

La Liga giants Real Madrid are hoping to sign Chelsea star on free transfer in 2019,

Thibaut Courtois
 Real Madrid are said to be monitoring developments regarding the contract of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, whose current deal at Stamford Bridge runs up until June 2019.

The Belgian – who spent three years with city rivals Atletico – has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with the Blues, and has always been rumoured to have wanted a return to Madrid at some point.

Real on the other hand are searching for a new goalkeeper. David de Gea is the name most often linked with a move to the Bernabeu, and they are also interested in Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.

Courtois was asked about his contract situation ahead of Chelsea’s match against Qarabag on Wednesday. Although he seemed calm, the 25 year-old refused to confirm that he would be staying in West London.

“The thing for me, the most important thing, is to perform well for myself and the team.” he told reporters. “Regarding my contract, that’s the thing where Chelsea must deal with my agent. I don’t think there have been any new developments.”
“We have so many games at the moment, and I prefer to focus on the team’s games, my own performances. There will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks.”

Courtois will start for Chelsea against Qarabag UCL clash on Wednesday night.

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