Journalist confirms Chelsea FC facing major transfer headache

Chelsea FC are facing an escalating problem with Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to reporter Ian McGarry

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois Photo: Thibaut Courtois / Instagram

Chelsea FC are facing a big problem with Thibaut Courtois, journalist Ian McGarry has claimed.

The Blues shot stopper are facing an uncertain future at the west London side given his current contract situation.

Chelsea FC have been in negotiations with the Belgium international over a potential new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Courtois has less than 12 months to run on his current deal to open the possibility of a free transfer next summer.

The Belgian shot stopper has been linked with a potential switch to La Liga giants Real Madrid.

The Champions League holders are thought to be prepared to spend £31m on the two-time Premier League winner.

Daily Record reporter McGarry says Courtois is giving Chelsea FC a major headache.

“Chelsea have a massive problem with Courtois,” McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast. “He wants to go.

“Real Madrid want him. He has a year left on his contract. So far Chelsea and Real Madrid have been unable to agree a fee.”

Courtois has won two Premier League titles, the League Cup and the FA Cup during his four seasons at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot.

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