Chelsea To Fend Off Bacelona Interest By Offering Courtois New Deal?

By on December 24, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, news on the future of Thibaut Courtois.

Thibaut Courtois

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Chelsea will bring Thibaut Courtois back to Stamford Bridge in the summer but may have to fend off interest from Barcelona, according to the Daily Mail.

Courtois is currently enjoying his second season-long loan spell with Atletico Madrid and has been hugely impressive during his time in La Liga – keeping 15 clean sheets in 38 games last season.

However, the Mail suggest that his impressive form has alerted Spanish giants Barcelona and now the Blues may have a fight on their hands to keep hold of the Belgian stopper.

The report claims that Chelsea want the 20-year-old to return to West London in the summer and compete with Petr Cech for the No.1 jersey, and they may look to offer him a pay rise and extend his current contract – which expires in 2016 – to ensure he remains with the club.

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Courtois was signed from Genk in August 2011 and immediately loaned out to Madrid in order to gain some first team experience. But after two years with Los Rojiblancos, the European champions seem ready to give  him his chance at the Bridge and the Mail suggest that his return could mean the futures of Ross Turnbull and Hilario are in doubt.

How highly do you rate Courtois? Is he a future No.1 at Chelsea? Get involved in the comments section below.

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8 Comments

  1. Spangleiyke

    December 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    He’s a lad who has a commanding ability which is one of the basic qualities of a potential worldbeater.

  2. Great

    December 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    He is a lad i luv 2 learn from come back home courtios we luv u

  3. sam

    December 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    we can send him to Barca on loan and may be we can exchange Courtius with another best youth product from Barca coz i think Cech gona live here at Chelsea for another 5 years! dont call the kid to ruin his career ..

  4. Immortal

    December 25, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Chelsea should renew his contract now and start reminding cech of his possible exit to make way for courtios proper takeover of chelsea ‘s net ,this shld be MOST two coming seasons.

  5. Immortal

    December 25, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Chelsea also release hilario and bring in another better keeper like CAESER the one at ASTON VILLA’s bench. he is great stoper with a lot of experience. i want him to come and compete with PETR CECH. infact TURNBULL& HILARIO should go this january cos they are’nt on form anymore. please the should do sometin abt this also.

  6. kingsley medos

    December 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

    we can never give him to barca unless they will give us messi in exchange, chelsea should extend his contract he is good replacement for cech, we love u courtios

  7. Louis Bunmmy Anthony

    December 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

    the only way our goal stopper will go to berca is they to solve our problems for us, they know we have striking problems, and they too have goalkeeper problems, so they should give us Messi, and take our goalstopper. thanks Louis

  8. Rigo

    December 28, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I think that David Villa for courtois would be a good deal. :)

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