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Star coy on Chelsea future as Mourinho steps up striker pursuit

Thibaut Courtois has refused to shed any light on where he will be playing his football next season, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgian goalkeeper has been on loan at the Vicente Calderon for the past three seasons, and was expected to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season to fight Petr Cech for the number one spot.

However, Chelsea may be willing to offer the goalkeeper to Atletico for another year as part of the deal that would see striker Diego Costa make the move to Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho is said to have identified the Spanish international as a priority signing this summer, and could well use Courtois as a bargaining chip in order to get his man.

Courtois, being interviewed on Al Primer Toque, a programme on Spanish radio’s Onda Cero, said: “I will tell you my decision, I will communicate it soon. But for now I am concentrating on the games that we have.”

Courtois has been instrumental during Atletico’s climb to the top of La Liga, and made an impressive late save in the in win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday night.

“It was tough but we did it well, taking three points at a ground which is hard to play at,” he said. 

“People thought we could not go there and win; [to win at] the San Mames is very complicated.

“We have knocked on the table. There are seven matches that remain and they are very tough.”

Article title: Star coy on Chelsea future as Mourinho steps up striker pursuit

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