Jose Mourinho rejects Thibaut Courtois move stories

Jose Mourinho rejects Thibaut Courtois move stories


Chelsea manager, and former Real Madrid boss, Jose Mourinho has rejected speculation Thibaut Courtois could leave Stamford Bridge this summer and head to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Belgian keeper is in his third season on loan at Atletico de Madrid and is due to head back to his parent club at the end of the campaign. He still has two years to run on his deal at Chelsea, but is believed to be reluctant to move back to play understudy to number one Petr Cech.

This week, he was linked with a move to Real Madrid, who will likely be on the lookout for a top class custodian should Iker Casillas or Diego Lopez seek pastures new. Casillas, who has been restricted to cup games since Mourinho dropped him last season, has attracted interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including Arsenal and Manchester City.

Speaking at his press conference on Friday though, Mourinho said he has no plans to seel Courtois to his former club. “We don’t struggle to keep hold of [Courtois]. I don’t need to give assurances to any player. If somebody wants him, we have to know. It is easy for us,” he said.