Sarri coy on Courtois future

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri would not be drawn into comments made by the agent of Thibaut Courtois that he wants to join Real Madrid.

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.

Comments from the player’s agent over the weekend stated the 26-year-old had a desire to join the European champions this year.

“I have no reaction on the agent,” Sarri told reporters on Sunday.

“I am not interested in the agent, I want to hear if Courtois tomorrow will say the same.

“I have to speak with my club. I want only players with high level of motivation. I don't have any answer to the agent.”

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 say 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.

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