Chelsea ready to sell Thibaut Courtois with potential replacement found

FA Cup holders Chelsea could be considering the sale of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after ending talks over a contract extension. The Belgian’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the 2018/19 campaign and the Blues could sanction his exit in the summer rather than losing him on a free in 12 months’ time.

The 26-year-old has been in a contract standoff with the Blues over the past year and according to Sky Sports News, the club appear to have finally given up on the prospect of extending his deal. As such, there are said to be pondering over his possible sale with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid touted as potential contenders for his signature.

Meanwhile, a report from The Mirror suggests that the Blues have joined Liverpool in the pursuit of Roma’s Alisson and the Brazil international is still expected to cost a world-record fee of £50m for a goalkeeper. Roma director of football Monchi has remained unperturbed over the situation but the Giallorossi are likely to sanction the shot-stopper’s exit, provided their valuation is matched.

Courtois has racked over 150 appearances for Chelsea since making his first-team debut in 2014. He has previously indicated that he would like to stay at Stamford Bridge regardless of his contract status but the club would surely not want to take a hefty loss on the keeper by risking him for the final year of his contract.

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