Courtois to join Madrid in 2016?

A report in Spain has claimed Thibaut Courtois will see out his Chelsea contract and then join Real Madrid.

El Larguero on Cadena Ser reports that Courtois has turned down a permanent move to Atletico Madrid and instead plans to stay at Stamford Bridge for the final two years of his existing deal and then move to Santiago Bernabeu.

The report adds that Chelsea don’t expect Courtois to extend his contract with the club because he has already made up his mind to join Madrid at the first possible opportunity.

For their part, Chelsea want to either sell Courtois for a hefty sum or retain him for the duration of his contract.

Courtois joined Chelsea from Genk in 2011 but has never played for the Blues – he was immediately loaned to Atletico, where he has remained ever since.

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