Real Madrid alerted as Thibaut Courtois contract talks draw blanks

Real Madrid alerted as Thibaut Courtois contract talks draw blanks

Real Madrid alerted as Thibaut Courtois contract talks draw blanks

Thibaut Courtois will delay further talks over a new Chelsea contract until the end of the season.

The Daily Mirror's Darren Lewis linked Courtois' relaxed stance on a new Chelsea deal with interest from Real, while Manolete of Spanish daily AS recently reported the stopper would be open to returning to Atletico (h/t Sport Witness' Tom Coast). In his demands were met, he would earn around 230,000 euros per week, bringing him into the salary realm of Manchester United's David De Gea, the Premier League's highest paid goalkeeper.

And, speaking ahead of the club's Champions League match against Qarabag, Courtois suggestedhe is ready to wait until the summer before discussing his future, no doubt putting Real Madrid on red alert.

"The thing for me, the most important thing, is to perform well for myself and the team", Courtois told Goal.

Courtois is not rushing to resolve his future.

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

The Belgium No 1's deal expires at the end of next season, and he rejected the offer of a new one in the summer. "I don't think there have been any new developments", he said.

However, despite his successes at Chelsea, rumours linking Courtois with a return to Spain have never fully died down, with Atletico's fierce rivals Real Madrid having always been reported to hold an interest in the Belgian.

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.

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