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Courtois will stay at Chelsea

Courtois will stay at Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois is set to extend his stay with the Premier League champions

Thibaut Courtois has been linked with a summer move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but it is reported today that when Chelsea offer him a new contract in the near future, there will be "no doubt" that he will sign it. 

Belgium international Courtois has been the first choice goalkeeper in Chelsea's Premier League winning team this season, and manager Antonio Conte is desperate to keep him at Stamford Bridge, despite speculation linking him with a move to La Liga. 

Although Courtois is still contracted to the club until 2019, Chelsea are keen to tie him down to the club on a long-term basis to deter an approach from Real Madrid and force a big money move if not. 

The Sun reports that Courtois has claimed that "Contract talks haven’t opened but I am happy at Chelsea." Contract talks will almost certainly begin in the near future and this comes as great news for Chelsea, as Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his team over the summer and challenge in the Champions League, whilst also defending their Premier League title.