Thibaut Courtois will not be leaving Chelsea to join Real Madrid when his contract expires, according to his father.
Reports from Spain over the course of the past few days have indicated that an agreement between the player and the La La Liga giants had been reached, with the Belgian stopper ready to see out his current deal at Stamford Bridge before leaving for free.
Courtois is yet to represent the Blues, and will have spent three seasons on loan with Ateltico Madrid when the current campaign ends.
A fresh temporary switch to the Vicente Calderon has been mooted, but Jose Mourinho has indicated that his glovesman will not be heading away from London once again.
The player himself is said to reservations about returning to Chelsea, with Petr Cech established as the club’s number one.
Courtois’ father Thierry says that discussions between his son and the Premier League side have not yet taken place, and that speculation suggesting a Real move is done is merely a tactic to unsettled Atletico iduring the La Liga title run in:
“It’s an attempt to destabilise Atletico,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.
“There hasn’t been any contact with Real. Our negotiations with Chelsea still have to start.
“And Chelsea would never let him go that way, when his contract has expired. Thibaut is now focused on the season with Atletico and the Champions League.”