The Belgian stopper has emerged as one of European football’s top talents over the course of the past couple of years, and has been tipped to become one of the very best ‘keepers on the planet.

Despite being a Blues player since 2011, the 21-year-old is yet to make a single appearance for the Londoners.

Upon his arrival from Genk, Courtois was immediately loaned to Atletico Madrid, where he has remained ever since.

He has impressed in Spain, and was a key part of the club’s Copa del Rey winning and Champions League qualifying 2012/13 campaign.

His fine displays have caught the eye of Barca, who are planning for life without current number one Victor Valdes – who is set to leave the Nou Camp next year.

Courtois is seen as the ideal replacement for the Spanish international, and is thought to be keen to make the move.

The La Liga champions are ready to spend £20m to push through a deal, and are hopeful that Chelsea will accept.

Courtois would likely be confined to the bench should he return to Stamford Bridge, with Petr Cech established as Jose Mourinho’s number one.

Should Thibaut Courtois be given a chance at Chelsea?

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  • Blue_Mel
    2 years ago

    Should the sun come up tomorrow?? Of course we should bring Courtois back home to Stamford Bridge , and together with Lukaku we can dominate the League for years , but we have to bite the bullet and sell Cech. Yes he may still be a good keeper , but we have to think of the future. Cech is ageing and is making more and more slip ups. Why would we let probably soon-to-be the worlds best keeper slip from our grasp to a main rival in Europe for a mere £20m ? Height of stupidity even with it being a significant profit now, Courtois can help Chelsea make more millions while we top the Champions League for years to come. Lets sell Cech and make some money from HIM and invest in more quality youngsters. Lets sign Traore , lets keep growing the youngsters like United did and have done. the Premier League will be ours to keep …KTBFFH

  • Leo Messi
    2 years ago

    After seeing the word “raid”, I thought Barca was going to buy the entire Chelsea team! Chelsea may not sell Courtois at any price!