Chelsea have a predicament on their hands regarding the future of Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
The talented stopper is currently rated as one of, if not the best goalkeeper in the world right now - and is in line to win a second consecutive Zamora Trophy in La Liga.
This is now his third season on loan at Atletico Madrid - where he replaced Manchester United goalie David De Gea - and he has become an integral part of their team in the process.
But with Petr Cech performing well between Chelsea sticks manager Jose Mourinho is in a quandary as to how he deals with this situation.
As for Courtois - he is getting a bit fed up of all the rumours.
Courtois is constantly asked about there he will play his football next term - with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona also said to be keen on snapping up the talented starlet.
But he made it clear in an interview yesterday that he will be playing at Atletico or Chelsea next season - nobody else.
“If the rumours aren’t true it’s because they’re not true. It’s like I’ve always said: It’s Atletico or Chelsea. I’m very happy at Atletico, my desire is to play and if I can’t do that at Chelsea and continue playing here, I’d be very happy.”
But he went on to talk more about his future - and revealed that he has not even spoken to Jose Mourinho - ever.
“The future isn’t important right now. I want to focus on Atletico. I have never spoken to Mourinho. Chelsea cannot, at the time, guarantee me a place at goalkeeper, also because Cech is still playing very well and he’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world.”
Mourinho is likely to have handlers on the case - keeping him up to date with the progress of Courtois but for the Chelsea boss to have never spoken to a player who has the potential to be Chelsea’s custodian for the next 10-15 years certainly seems like an oversight from the Portuguese.