Thibaut Courtois has suggested that he will be on his way back to Chelsea after the World Cup.

The Belgian goalkeeper signed for the Blues in 2011 from Genk, but is yet to make a single appearance for them after being loaned out to Atletico Madrid.

In his three seasons in the Spanish capital Courtois has emerged as one of the world’s best stoppers, starring for Atleti as they claimed the La Liga title and came within minutes of winning the Champions League last term.

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Despite his talents, speculation that the 22-year-old could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge on a permanent deal has been rife, with interest from the Rojiblancos and Real Madrid high.

However, Courtois has now hinted that he’s had positive discussions with Jose Mourinho and that his situation will be clear in a few weeks’ time:

“I can reveal now that I have had a big meeting with Jose Mourinho in May, before the Atletico v Barcelona game,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“We talked about my situation. And after this World Cup everything will be clear to everyone.”

Courtois has already suggested that he will not be happy in a back-up role, which may plunge Petr Cech’s future at Chelsea into doubt.

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