Courtois may make Chelsea return

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Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has refused to comment on his future amid suggestions that he could return to Chelsea next season.

The young shot stopper has been on loan at Atletico Madrid for the past three seasons making 111 appearances for the newly-crowned Spanish champions and helping them reach a UEFA Champions League Final.

However, the 22-year-old has not even made a single first-team appearance for the Blues since his move from Belgian side Genk in 2011, but that looks set to change as Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho rebuilds his side.

Speaking to the press ahead of Belgium’s first game on Tuesday against Algeria in the World Cup, Courtois said:

“I will not talk about my future, this is not the time to talk about that. I’m here with the national team and we’re concentrating on the World Cup and not on my personal life.

I will make a decision after the World Cup and then everything will be clear.

I spoke with him [Mourinho] in May, before the game against Barcelona. He discussed what he thinks about me and everything.”

“With my age and the performances I’ve had, I want to play. To be on the bench is not the nicest thing.

Playing in the Champions League final was great and now to be at a World Cup, it’s amazing, so hopefully we can achieve some nice things here.”


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