Maurizio Sarri sends clear Chelsea FC message to Thibaut Courtois

Maurizio Sarri delivers the latest update about Thibaut Courtois' situation at Chelsea FC

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he will hold talks with Thibaut Courtois this week about his future at Chelsea FC.

The Belgian goalkeeper’s future has been a constant source of speculation this summer and he has been strongly linked with a transfer to Real Madrid.

Courtois’ current contract at Chelsea FC is due to expire next summer and the Blues are likely to want to cash in this summer rather than risk losing him for free next year if the shot-stopper genuinely wants to leave the club.

The 26-year-old reported back to Cobham to begin pre-season training over the weekend and he is likely to hold a face to face meeting with new boss Sarri in the coming days.

Now, Sarri has insisted that he is not interested in Courtois’ agent’s latest comments about the goalkeeper’s situation and instead wants to speak directly with the player this week.

Quizzed about the situation at his post-match news conference after Chelsea FC’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday, Sarri said: “I am not interested in the agent.

“I want to hear from Courtois. If tomorrow Courtois says the same to me, I have to speak with my club.

“I want only players with a very high level of motivation, but I don’t have anything to say to the agent.”

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea FC will be able to bring in any more new signings before the transfer window closes on Thursday afternoon.

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