Another astonishing twist in the Chelsea goalkeeping saga

Chelsea are considering allowing Courtois to remain at Atletico Madrid for another year - even though current number one Petr Cech is attracting interest from Italy.

According to the Spain's AS media channel, Chelsea will allow Thibaut Courtois to remain in the Spanish capital on loan, as long as he extends his current deal at Stamford Bridge.

The 21-year-old has a contract with Chelsea until 2016, and whilst they are happy with current keeper Petr Cech, the club is seeking to tie Courtois, who is clearly seen as a possible successor to the Czech stopper, in for a further period.

The Belgian international has been a key player for Atletico Madrid this term, helping them become (once again) one of Europe’s top clubs.

AS reports that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is keen to keep Cech as his number one for the foreseeable future, and will allow Courtois to stay with Atletico Madrid for the 2014/15 season if he pledges his long-term future to the Premier League leaders.

In another twist, however, according to Spanish newspaper MercafichajesCech is also attracting the attentions of AC Milan.

The newspaper suggests that under new boss Clarence Seedorf, AC Milan will invest heavily in the team in an attempt to bridge the gap between themselves and Serie A powerhouses Juventus and Napoli.

Cech, 31, is said to be looked upon as the goalkeeper to replace the aging Christian Abiatti, and the Rossoneri believe that an €8m offer might be enough to tempt Chelsea to sell.

Should Chelsea consider selling Petr Cech and replace him with Thibaut Courtois this summer ?

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