Courtois set to 'sign the new contract' with Chelsea

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Thibaut Courtois is ready to sign his new deal with Chelsea, with international duty being the only thing that is stopping him.

It was reported last week that the club had offered the Belgian stopper a new five-year deal, tying the highly rated 22-year old to Stamford Bridge for the near future.

Whilst the player was said to be holding off entering any talks with the Blues whilst his first-team position was under threat, the Premier League season has started with the former Atletico Madrid loanee playing all three games as Jose Mourinho’s chosen number one - and the youngster is now set to agree to the new deal.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Belgium international revealed that the contract is not yet signed, but it is only being out of the country that is stopping him concluding the deal.

The former Genk man said: “It’s not yet signed. I am here with the national team so it is difficult, but when I am back at Chelsea I will probably sign the new contract.”

To secure Courtois’ services, Blues boss Mourinho has had to relegate fan favourite, and long-time stalwart Petr Cech to the Chelsea bench. The La Liga winner understands that it is not the nicest situation for the Czech international to be in, but it is not going to stop him wanting to play every game.

We don’t talk about the situation, but of course I know he has played 10 years at Chelsea and that now I am playing and for him it’s not the nicest situation. But that is the decision of the board and the trainer.

“He is working hard in training to be ready when I cannot play or I am maybe not playing well. We work well together.”

“The Champions League is something great that you don’t want to miss. Last year with Atletico I played the final. I also played the final of the cup when we won against Real two years ago.

“Of course as a professional and a winner you always want to play every game, so we will see what the decision is of the coach. But of course I am a professional player and I want to play every game that is possible.”

Blues fans will be delighted with the news, with many waiting to see Courtois incorporated into the first-team since his low profile arrival from Genk in 2011.

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