Chelsea Refuse To Include Courtois In Falcao Swap Deal & Slap £17m Price-Tag On His Head

By on March 18, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea slap £17m price-tag on Thibaut Courtois’ head.

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Chelsea have told Atletico Madrid that Thibaut Courtois won’t be any part of a potential swap deal involving Radamel Falcao and it would take £17m to sign the goalkeeper on a permanent basis, according to the Daily Star.

The Belgian international signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2011 but was immediately sent out on loan to Atletico to gain valuable first team experience. The 21-year-old has excelled in Spain, so-much-so that boss Diego Simone is understood to want to sign the talented stopper on a permanent basis this summer.

However, the Star claim that the Blues see Courtois as the long-term successor to Petr Cech and while they may be willing to let him spend another season on loan, they have told the La Liga outfit it would take a bid of £17m to persuade them into a permanent sale.

The report suggests that Atletico have asked about the possibility of including Courtois in any potential deal involving long-term Chelsea target Radamel Falcao, but the west Londoners are believed to have told them they do not want the former Genk keeper included in any negotiations for the Colombian hitman.

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If Chelsea want Falcao and Atletico want Courtois, some sort of swap deal could make sense for both parties but it seems Chelsea’s desire to keep hold of the Belgian youngster may scupper any hopes of it happening.

What do Chelsea fans make of this? Would you include Courtois as part of a deal to sign Falcao? Or should you keep hold of him at all costs? Get involved in the comments section below.

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21 Comments

  1. Nathan Smith

    March 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Keep hold at all costs

  2. Prince Charles

    March 18, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Well firstly 17m for what many consider the best goalkeeping prospect in the world is far far too little-Falcoa is too much of a chance for that kind of money he is not as consistent as the likes of Messi, Ronaldo and other strikers and already 27 years old and whose to say he will succeed in England. Not worth it rather bring back Lukaku with Ba, Torres and a youngster like Feruz or Bamford to fight it out. Alternatively get rid of Torres and bring in a less expensive option.

  3. samuel

    March 18, 2013 at 11:11 am

    falcao is not the only good striker who can be signed,there are others so chelsea should not try to give out our future goalie for someone near thirties,they want to get him at chip then sell him at higher prices as benfica acquired nemanja matic in luizs deal,now matic hav a release clause of more than 40m pound more than what we paid for luiz,they will now get double profit from us.chelsea stop this kind of deals,get bony and schurlle with this 45m pound and have some change pliz.

  4. Troy

    March 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

    end of season sell Torres and buy in a younger striker

    • Daniel

      March 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Who would buy Torres?

  5. Onos kelly frm oginibo

    March 18, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Not at all chelsea should kep hold of their keeper facao or no facao

  6. Yaya ojo

    March 18, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Chelsea should keep hold on him bcus many chelsea fans lik him very much if chelsea allow dis tallented keeper allot of chelsea fans wil be annoyed and i please 4 chelsea to sign falcao on a special basic wit isco.

  7. Onos kelly frm oginibo

    March 18, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Falcao again with too much price. Torres like this that time look for young striker chelsea remember how u signed dier drogba

    • Graemo

      March 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Drogba was the same age as Falcao when he came to Chelsea.

  8. Francis

    March 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Facao should go 2 hell 4 all i care we must care full d way will exchange ur youth there are our future help let sign facoa alone not with our best keeper in d world

  9. Longe seun

    March 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

    U didn’t appreciate what u have untill u lose it, pls do not use Courtois as swap deal 4 Falco. Little words is enough 4 wise.

  10. Asula

    March 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    If Abramovich is sensible enough 2 c how chelsea play with d crop of talented young players like Mata, Moses, Oscar & Hazard, not 2 talk of other Chelsea young stars on loan across europe, he ought 2 realise dat he doesn’t need wasting £s on Facao or n other big name striker dis summer. Chelsea win matches thru d mid-field dis days & dis is y strikers ‘r finding it dfkot 2 score goals. Demba Ba also has not scored in d last 9 games. Torres is ………. & bringing another striker in ‘ll just add nothing 2 d style of play but rather lead 2 selection problem 4 whoever finds himself @ d helm of affair @ Chesea next season. 4 me, i think Lukaku coming back is as gud as buying a new striker & say bye-bye 2 Torres. So d best thing 4 Chesea 2 do is calling Lukaku & De Bryune back 2 come & assist Ba in front of goal.

  11. Sar tersoo

    March 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Chelsea should not the mistake of lossing their youngstar for falcoa.if the club did not want to sell falcoa they should go to hell because we will our talented keeper.

  12. sam

    March 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Lukaku in, Torres out, Mcechran in, Benayun out, De Bruyne in, Lampard out, Luke Shaw in, Ferra out.

  13. olaniyan solomon olawale

    March 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    i would love to see lukaku back at chelsea,and get galaaatasary striker yilmaz

  14. Sam neal

    March 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Pls don’t sale ur goalkeeper to any team cuz he is very young.

  15. Godwin George

    March 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Atletico have started dis their nonsence,but my major questn is dat y on earth is Chelsea so eager to bring inn falcao,y did we even buy Lukaku in d first place.Ok for dat reason let leave dis transfer rumour of a thing and bring inn a permanent Manager so he’ll knw which signing will sooth his style of play,dis is d same thing Chelsea did dat causes Morhino’s exit.I truely love chelsea but who is really inn there causing all dis problem to us,if u really want to show d whole world hw gud u are jst cum out and manage chelsea on a permanent basis and stop ruining our club.We are chelsea fans cos we love d club wit our blood but one thing i should let u guys even d owner of d club to understand is dat we are not fools.

  16. TEMPLE D

    March 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    i love chelsea so much, and that is why i will not support the idea of xchanging our belove goal keeper – falcao, if the club could not sell their player then chelsea should go for another straker proid.

  17. Albertz E.anthony

    March 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Chelsea we have strikers we should for go falcao and make use of our talented young boys

  18. ernestjp

    March 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    fake news. Chelsea will neva take such decission. By the way we av a striker we dnt need falcao we have lukaku nd ba so lets sell the worstest chelsea eva player torres hu cost us 50m and gv us 0million. Sell torres nd use d money nd buy a defender and let us call islam feruz or bamford to the senior team

  19. Emmanueal ezeji

    March 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Chelsea no,no,no,no we should not make that mistake, who is falcoa, if he dont want to come then he should leave it,chelsea owner please bring lukuku back for us or even if u want to sign another striker go for the cheaper one like lawadoski he is a good striker i like him and he will add something in the sqad, than to lose our keeper.

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