Courtois: I don’t know where I will be next season

By Isoccer Staff

Thibaut Courtois has offered no guarantees over his Chelsea future next season amid interest from Real Madrid.

As reported by Standard Sport earlier this week Chelsea have placed a £73million price tag on their goalkeeper to ward off interest from the Spanish giants, who consider the Belgian and David de Gea their primary targets for the position in the summer window.

Courtois enjoyed a successful three year spell in the capital with Atletico Madrid until 2014 and Standard Sport understands he would be keen on a return to La Liga.

Indeed the Chelsea number one, whose emergence last season forced long-term keeper Petr Cech to move to Arsenal, was far from clear-cut when questioned about his future whilst on international duty with Belgium.

“I don’t know [where I’ll be next season],” Courtois told RTBF. “I still have a contract for three years so we’ll see what Chelsea want too.”

It has been a frustrating season for Courtois, who missed three months of the season after knee surgery and is set to end the campaign without a trophy for the first time in his Stamford Bridge career.

“Until now I’d won a trophy every season,” he said. “I tried to come back as strongly as possible.

“It’s a pity that we’re out of the FA Cup and the Champions League but I’m going to try to finish the season well and have a good European Championship with Belgium.

“Then we’ll start a new season with a new manager [at Chelsea] with the hope of doing a lot better than this year.”

Antonio Conte is set to take over from interim manager Guus Hiddink in the summer, with the Italy head coach having already provided the Chelsea hierarchy with a list of his transfer targets.

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