SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 12 minutes ago 0 Shares Thibaut Courtois Has Gone To Extremes To Force A Move Away From Chelsea Mon Aug 06 2018 18:48:04 GMT+0100 (BST) Mon Aug 06 2018 18:48:36 GMT+0100 (BST) Jack Kenmare Jack Kenmare in Football Powered by Thibaut Courtois looks to be on his way out of Chelsea after it…
Thibaut Courtois looks to be on his way out of Chelsea after it has emerged that the Belgian goalkeeper has gone AWOL ahead of their opening Premier League game against Huddersfield.
In fact, on Monday afternoon a SPAR supermarket in Tenerife claim they have found the AWOL Courtois in their shop as the new season approaches.
The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent days and after missing training on Monday morning, it looks increasingly likely that he player will move to Los Blancos sooner rather than later.
The Telegraph originally reported that Courtois had gone AWOL and the recent pictures in Tenerife may just confirm that.
At the end of July, the player and Madrid reportedly agreed terms on a deal, according to the Daily Mail, meaning that only the negotiation between the two clubs will need to be completed for the move to happen.
It’s long been reported the Courtois would like to return to Madrid, having spent three season as Atletico Madrid’s number one on loan before returning to Chelsea.
The 26-year-old hasjust one year left on his current contract and it’s unlikely that he will sign a new deal, so reportedly could be available for around £30-35 million but no deal has been struck between Chelsea and Real.
However if the keeper has agreed terms with Real then the Blues must have given him permission to talk to them.
Will Courtois move to Real? Image: PA Images
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