Chelsea risk losing Courtois to Real Madrid amid contract standoff

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Thibaut Courtois is ready to allow his contract to run down at Chelsea which could pave the way for a move to Real Madrid, according to reports.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea celebrates his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on November 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Belgium international’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 2018.

And The Sun claim that Chelsea want the goalkeeper to sign a two-year extension without a wage rise before offering him a new bumper deal.

Courtois has reportedly informed those close to him that he wants to weigh up his options in the final year of his contract, meaning that Chelsea could risk losing their first-choice goalkeeper on a free transfer or for a cut-price fee if he moves before his deal ends.

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The 24-year-old, who spent three seasons on loan with Atletico Madrid, is high on Real Madrid’s shortlist as they are searching for long-term replacements for Keylor Navas.

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