According to reports in the Daily Mail, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and midfielder Willian are being lined up by Real Madrid in a double £100m swoop.
Current Chelsea number one Courtois will be in the final year of his contract come the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and after an impressive World Cup display, claiming the golden glove, a move away from English football seems likely for Belgian keeper, with the obvious choice being Spanish giants Real Madrid.
A move to Spain would not only be a chance for him to play with some of the biggest names in current world football, but would make sense on a personal level, seeing as his children are currently living in Spain following his loan spell with league rivals Atlético Madrid.
Despite Chelsea’s leaky defence, Courtois came third in the golden glove contest last season in the Premier League. He followed closely behind the two impressive Manchester keepers, David De Gea and Ederson, with a total of 15 clean sheets, only three behind the highly rated De Gea.
If he does depart from West London, Chelsea will have until August 9th to sign another top keeper, otherwise the surreal prospect of Rob Green or Willy Caballero becoming Chelsea’s number 1 will drift into the realms of reality.