Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has told manager Maurizio Sarri he wishes to leave the club for Real Madrid this summer, say ESPN FC.
The Belgian international goalkeeper – who won the World Cup Golden Gloves award – is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer and is said to be available for €35m.
Madrid have held a long-standing interest in bolstering their goalkeeping department as Keylor Navas has held the number one jersey.
A report in Sky Sports says the FA Cup winners have prioritised finding a replacement and if they do not, they would risk losing the shot-stopper on a free transfer next summer.
Courtois has two children living in Madrid following his spell with Atletico Madrid between 2011 and 2014, while he has constantly been linked with a move to the European champions.