Thibaut Courtois hoping for new Blues deal


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Thibaut Courtois hopes Chelsea are going to offer him a ‘good deal’ this summer because he says he is ready to commit to the champions.

Courtois, 25, helped Antonio Conte’s side win the Premier League title and kept a standout 16 clean sheets last season in the process but he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

The Belgium international is currently contracted to Chelsea until 2019 but he said he would like to be offered a new contract.

The shot stopper says no talks are currently taking place between his representatives and the Premier League champions, but he would like the club to take the initiative and show his value to the cause by making him an early offer of an extension.

“Contract talks haven’t opened but I am happy at Chelsea,” Courtois said. “I hope they reward me with a good contract then there will be no doubt I will sign it.”

Courtois has good experience of the Spanish capital having enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell with Real’s city rivals Atletico earlier in his career, in which he won La Liga, the Europa League, the Copa del Rey and was runner-up in the 2014 Champions League final.

He returned to Stamford Bridge and displaced Petr Cech as Chelsea’s number one in 2014/15, with the long-established custodian electing to cross London to rivals Arsenal after then-boss Jose Mourinho had made it clear the Belgian was going to be top dog.

Chelsea are 4.50 to retain their Premier League crown next season.

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