Chelsea transfers: Thibaut Courtois eyes Atletico loan for third season

Chelsea transfers: Thibaut Courtois says he is keen to stay on loan at Atletico Madrid for a third season rather than return to the Blues

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Thibaut Courtois has kept 41 clean sheets in 84 Atletico appearances Photo: The Sport Review

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Thibaut Courtois says he wants to stay on loan at Atletico Madrid for a third season rather than return to his parent club Chelsea for the 2013/14 campaign.

The Belgium international has impressed for Diego Simeone’s side as second-place Atletico aim to finish above bitter rivals Real Madrid in La Liga.

The 21-year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for Chelsea after signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge following his move from Genk in 2011.

With Petr Cech still the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at the Blues, Courtois is wants to extend his Atletico loan for another season, with the Belgium international optimistic both clubs can agree a deal.

“I am happy, I like my life here, my team-mates,” said Courtois.

“It is not just my decision, Chelsea and Atletico also have to talk.

“But everyone knows I like it here and, if I can, I want to stay.”

Courtouis has kept 41 clean sheets in 84 games for Atletico after joining the Madrid-based club on loan in 2011.

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