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Thibaut Courtois updates on his future plans

Thibaut Courtois updates on his future plans

Courtois wants to have Chelsea contract talks prior to World Cup

Belgium international Thibaut Courtois is keen to resolve his Chelsea future before travelling to Russia for this summer's World Cup.

The 25-year-old is approaching the final year of his contract with the Blues, but talks over a probable extension are yet to progress.

As a result, the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been associated with his services, though the Belgian is adamant that he will stay put at Chelsea next term.

Speaking to Sporza, Courtois is keen to have a clear idea on his situation prior to the World Cup, but he is confident that he will remain at Stamford Bridge for at least a year.

"If I go to the World Cup with a clear idea, sign or wait another year, then I have a clear head at the tournament," he said. "I am still proud to play at Chelsea and I want to achieve success.

"I have one year [left on my] contract and feel good at Chelsea, at the end of the season we will sit down together and set out a vision. I know that I will be at Chelsea next year as well."

Courtois was initially picked by Roberto Martinez for Belgium's friendly against Saudi Arabia, but a hamstring issue has forced him to return to west London.

Chelsea have a key Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur next weekend, and it will be interesting to see whether the Belgian can recover in time for the London derby.