Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has indicated to Atletico Madrid that he intends to return to Chelsea eventually.
The Belgian international has been on loan at the Vicente Calderon stadium for the past season-and-a-half and there has been strong speculation that Atleti are intend on making a bid to sign him permanently this summer.
One rumour suggests that any deal to sell Radamel Falcao to Chelsea would see Courtois handed over in exchange.
“A lot of things the Press say are nonsense. They are guessing,” reflected Courtois to the London Evening Standard this week.
“They know Chelsea want Falcao, but Chelsea have told me: ‘The last thing we want to do is sell you’.
“Maybe they are lying to me but I do not think so.
“It was strange joining Chelsea but when I signed for them I knew I would be loaned out to a team. They had a five-year plan for me.
“I only went to Chelsea to take my medical. I then went straight to Atletico and had a good year, so I preferred to stay for another year.”
There have also been reports that the 20-year-old would not be happy to take a back-up role at Stamford Bridge behind Petr Cech.
“Cech is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and I think I am an up and coming young talent with the quality maybe also to play for Chelsea.
“They will continue with Cech for two more years, I believe. The problem is I think that Chelsea did not expect me to be at this level this soon.
“I’ve developed really quickly. It’s a very good situation for Chelsea.”
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