Chelsea keeper Courtois coy on his future as Madrid clubs circle

Posted November 24, 2017

"Regarding my contract, that's the thing where Chelsea must deal with my agent (Christophe Henrotay)".

Courtois' current deal with Chelsea is set to expire in the summer of 2019.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did little to convince the club or its supporters that he sees his future in south-west London, according to the Daily Telegraph. "I don't think there have been any new developments", he said.

"I prefer to focus on the games, and there will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks".

Courtois, a 25-year-old Belgian global, joined Chelsea from Genk in 2011, before being immediately sent out on-loan to Atletico Madrid.

It's suggested Los Merengues will look to replace incumbent No. 1 Keylor Navas, with Manchester United and Spain keeper David De Gea another option.

Speaking of his current contract status, Courtois frankly admitted in a press conference, "The most important thing is to perform well for myself and the team". Talks, the Belgium worldwide said, will not recommence until the end of the season.

And the Champions League holders have been dealt a boost in their chase of the Blues shot-stopper this evening, after Courtois revealed that he has put contract talks at Stamford Bridge on hold until the end of the season.

Real Madrid's interest in Courtois is well-known to the point that Chelsea tried to deter the Spanish champions by slapping a £70m fee on the goalkeeper's head.

He has added to his silverware since returning to his parent club, landing the Premier League title in two of the last three campaigns, and the League Cup in 2015.