Jose Mourinho reportedly will not block Thibaut Courtois spending a third season on loan from Chelsea at Atletico Madrid next season.
Atleti are reported as believing that they have all but tied up a deal to keep the Belgian goalkeeper at the Vicente Calderon for a third successive season on loan.
However, it is understood that no announcement on Courtois will be made until Chelsea confirm their new manager for 2013-14.
Even so, it is reported that Real Madrid Coach Mourinho is expected to take over at Stamford Bridge and that he is already in agreement with Chelsea and Atleti officials that the goalkeeper would benefit most from a third season in the Spanish capital, with Champions League football on the horizon.
Chelsea are apparently ready to continue with Petr Cech as No 1 choice for next term.