Chelsea FC braced for Real Madrid interest in key man – report

Chelsea FC are braced for strong interest from Real Madrid in Thibaut Courtois, say reports

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Chelsea FC are braced strong interest from Real Madrid in signing their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Spanish side are ready to make a fresh approach to try and sign the Belgian shot-stopper this summer amid the uncertainty about his future at the west London club.

The same story says that Chelsea FC are concerned about Courtois’ future because his current contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of next season.

If Courtois does not commit to a new deal at the club, Chelsea FC risk losing him on a free transfer next summer – and Real Madrid are reportedly keen to exploit the Blues’ “unease” about the situation.

According to the same article, Real Madrid are keen to sign a replacement for Keylor Navas – and Courtois could be their top target.

The same story says that David De Gea is unlikely to leave Manchester United this summer, meaning that Courtois could end up being Real Madrid’s main transfer target.

Meanwhile, Chelsea FC will be aiming to end the season on a positive note when they take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday afternoon.

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