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Mourinho reveals Courtois will be at Chelsea next season

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois is to return to return to Stamford Bridge this summer, ending the Belgian’s seemingly eternal loan spell at Atletico Madrid.

239 2 1 CONFIRMED: Mourinho reveals Courtois will be at Chelsea next season

Mourinho, speaking to the BBC during a charity visit to the Ivory Coast, moved to end speculation concerning the young keeper, who has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico, helping them last season to reach the Champions League final, and win the Spanish title.

“When the World Cup is over, Courtois will come straight back to Stamford Bridge – end of story,” Mourinho said.

This will put the future of long-term Chelsea keeper Petr Cech in serious doubt, with rumours already circulating claiming that the Czech international could be put up for sale this summer in order to accommodate the highly rated Courtois.

Barcelona and Real Madrid had reportedly join Atletico in expressing an interest in bringing the 22-year-old Courtois to La Liga permanently, with the keeper seen as the very best in the world in his age bracket.

He is on international duty for Belgium in Brazil, and is set to start between the sticks against Algeria in their first match on Tuesday.

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Comments (5)

  1. Are wil love to see him in our chelsea fc colours after all this years thank God he is back

  2. Coutois is good we need him next season to increase competition in our goalkeeping department.

  3. Next season will be a very big challenge for Cech and Courtois at chelsea.

  4. Courtois will bring extra dimension to chelsea which will start another era in chelsea team with the like of zouma matic, cesc, costa and hazard with oscar. Watch this electrifying season

  5. it’s gud for him to come and take over from long term petr chech.