Courtois wants future settled

The future of Thibaut Courtois could be settled in May amid reports Chelsea are thinking of selling the goalkeeper.

Courtois has spent the last two-and-a-half seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid having moved to Chelsea from Genk in 2011.

He has never played for the Premier League club and his future has been the subject of much discussion, with Courtois saying he would be open to returning to Stamford Bridge, but not as a No.2.

Chelsea have Petr Cech as their first choice goalkeeper and signed experienced Australian Mark Schwarzer as cover last summer.

Courtois kept 20 clean sheets last season and already has 10 under his belt in the current campaign. A fee of €25m has been mooted.

The Daily Mail reports that Courtois told a Spanish radio station that he has set a timetable for all parties to decide his next step.

“It’s not something that can wait too long to sort out. We don’t want to be making a decision in May.

“I have to take the decision with Chelsea as soon as possible, in March at the latest.

“But these are things that need to be spoken about and there are a lot of games at the moment in January and I have to be focused so it is not something I want to talk much about right now.”

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