Chelsea want Stoke keeper Jack Butland after latest Thibaut Courtois development

28 November, 2017, 01:42 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • Courtois and Conte

Chelsea are ready to reignite their interest in Stoke's Jack Butland as talks over extending Thibaut Courtois' contract continue to stall, according to reports.

Real Madrid are keenly monitoring the Belgian goalkeeper's situation at Chelsea, with reports suggesting he rejected an initial offer in May.

Law added Courtois's comments "sparked renewed interest from Real Madrid and alerted Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus", and Chelsea are now not willing to risk waiting until the summer and are eager to tie the 25-year-old to new terms.

It was in the Spanish capital that all of Europe began to take notice of his vast potential, as Courtois solidifed himself as the club's first-choice shotstopper despite his tender years, before going on to make 111 La Liga appearances during his three-year stint with Los Colchoneros.

Therefore, Chelsea have made 24-year-old Butland their number one target to replace the Belgium worldwide.

"I must be honest: I think this question is for the club, not for me", Conte said of Courtois.

"But the renewal of contract is a task for the club". In this season, maybe [Alexis] Sanchez and [Mesut] Ozil are finishing their contracts with Arsenal. I don't think there have been any new developments.

He further revealed his personal thoughts about the former Atletico keeper and said,"He knows very well my opinion and my thoughts about him". I consider him one of the best. "He will be the best in the world... maybe he is now the best, but for sure, in the future for this goalkeeper (he will be the best)".

"These types of situations are not simple but every club has to try and solve all these situations".

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