Another day is here and there are yet more media column inches relating to the future of Thibaut Courtois.
With the closure of the Premier League transfer window drawing closer by the day, it appears that Chelsea are set to continue to play hardball when it comes to selling the 26-year-old Belgian goalkeeper.
In summarising the situation, it appears that Chelsea will not sell Courtois unless the following conditions are met;
1 – Real Madrid come up with an offer that Chelsea believe is acceptable for one of the top keepers in the world
2 – The club are able to recruit a suitable replacement.
However, with Courtois, seemingly, continuing to push for his dream move, it appears, according to the news source, the Sun that Courtois’ agent Christophe Henrotay is doing his utmost to convince Chelsea to sell the player with our referenced source carrying the following remarks attributed to Henrotay,
“I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid.
“For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.”
Yes, there may be an offer, but it is, clearly, not of a sufficient magnitude to settle the conditions we’ve already laid out.
Meanwhile, when pressed on the subject of Courtois, ahead of the Community Shield clash with Manchester City, on Sunday, Maurizio Sarri is quoted by our source as having commented,
“At the moment Courtois is the goalkeeper of Chelsea.
“I don’t know in the future. It depends on the club, it depends especially on him, but I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper.”
Delving into the world of social media, it appears that Courtois has taken some drastic action of his own to try and push through a move;
BREAKING!!! Thibaut #Courtois is definitely l………erm, I don’t know.
He just unfollowed Chelsea on Instagram and Twitter. ???????? pic.twitter.com/FHkEhwJYQo
— MaSarriCFC???? (@SarrifutbolCFC) July 25, 2018
Whilst another posting adds something else to the plot;
— Andrew Murphy (@Skerfy) August 4, 2018
Whilst another confirm what we, here at Vital Chelsea stated earlier in the article;
#Chelsea will not resume talks with Real Madrid over a deal for goalkeeper #Courtois until they find a suitable replacement despite his contract is finished next year.
(Source: Sky Sports) pic.twitter.com/SELPplD0vH
— Mr Sarriball ( Chelsea news ) (@Mrsarriball) July 30, 2018
We could be in for an interesting few days ahead of the summer transfer window closing.
Have you any idea as to how the scenario is going to end?
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