Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Chelsea Star To Force Exit Amid Real Madrid Interest?

After losing Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid are reportedly chasing two Chelsea stars, and one of them now seems ready to force a move out of the Premier League club.

Read: Real Star: What Makes Messi So Different From Ronaldo

Los Blancos are still looking for a replacement for Ronaldo, and have been heavily linked with Eden Hazard. However, it seems his teammate Thibaut Courtois is more likely to arrive at Santiago Bernabeu in this window than he is.

The 26-year-old is understood to be the main target of president Florentino Perez, who seems desperate for a new goalkeeper, and has reportedly already agreed a deal with the Spanish club.

According to The Sun, Courtois has informed Chelsea of his intention to leave. He does not want to sign a new deal at the English club, and is said to be prepared to walk out on a free when his contract expires after the 2018/19 season if the Blues do not agree to sell him this window.

The Belgium goalkeeper, who won the Golden Glove at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, is believed to be concerned about Chelsea’s struggles last season, and no UEFA Champions League football this campaign. In addition, he wants to be closer to his family, who live in Spain.

Chelsea, meanwhile, do not want to spend more than £20 million (R349 million) on a replacement, and have struggled to find any adequate option, with the likes of Jordan Pickford and Kasper Schmeichel understood to be valued at a lot more by their respective clubs.

Read: 7 Stars Linked With Sarri's Chelsea

Joe Hart, a player Manchester City want to get off their wage bill, has become an option for the Blues, while new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri wants to talk face-to-face with Courtois in a bid to convince him to stay.

Courtois, though, only returns from his holiday following the World Cup next week, which leaves Chelsea with just a few days to make a decision before the transfer window closes on 9 August.

Do you think Chelsea should sell Courtois this window? Have your say in the comments section below.

Reports: Chelsea Line Up Man Utd Star As Hazard Replacement

Man Utd To Break World Record For Defender?

Celtic Unveil New Kit, Sponsor & Eight New Players

comments

Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

18 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

116 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Beckham Fires Coach, Wants Former Man Utd Teammate

1 Jan 08, 2021 11:23 AM in World News

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

138 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Man Utd Confirm Second January Exit

1 Jan 13, 2021 05:37 PM in English Premier League

Messi Named World’s Greatest Playmaker Of The Decade, CR7 Not In Top 10

23 Jan 12, 2021 01:36 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Brighton Coach Hands Down Verdict On Tau’s Debut

31 Jan 11, 2021 05:34 PM in Players Abroad

5 Of Mosemaedi’s Best Looks Alongside His Swanky VW

2 Jan 13, 2021 12:05 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

116 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates