Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has informed the club he intends to join Real Madrid when his contract expires next season, according to reports.
The 25-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in June 2019 and talks over a new contract have stalled, leading to doubts over his future.
A report in Onda Cero outlines how he intends to return to the city of Madrid – where he previously played for Atletico, and where his family remain.
The Belgian international is said to be ‘crazy’ about the opportunity to return to the Spanish capital and has informed Chelsea of his intentions.
The goalkeeper returned to London in 2014 after helping Atleti win La Liga and reach the Champions League final.