Courtois a Madrid derby doubt

Atletico Madrid could be without first choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for their trip to city rivals Real Madrid this weekend.

The young Belgian, who in some sections of the media has recently been paired with a move to Los Blancos, is absent from tonight’s squad to face Real Jaen in the Copa del Rey because he is suffering with flu.

As a result, the Chelsea-owned shot-stopper is believed to be facing a race against time to prove his fitness in time for Saturday night’s derby with Real Madrid.

In his absence, Sergio Asenjo is expected to keep goal tonight and again perhaps at the weekend.

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