Report: Chelsea could sell star player for world record fee

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The Belgium international faces an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.

Thibaut Courtois will be allowed to leave Chelsea this summer but only if a club pay a world-record fee, according to The Times via ESPN.

Any prospective buyer will have to stump up £50 million for the goalkeeper’s services, with incoming manager Antonio Conte prepared for life without the Belgium international.

Courtois’ future in west London remains uncertain after he was dropped by interim manager Guus Hiddink for the BluesPremier League fixture with Swansea City at the beginning of April.

The stopper was replaced by Asmir Begovic between the sticks but returned for Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City.

Unfortunately, things did not go to plan on his return as he gave away a penalty and was sent off in the 3-0 defeat.

According to the report in The Times via ESPN, Courtois is unhappy at the prospect of missing out on UEFA Champions League football next season due to the club’s awful title defence.

The paper states Chelsea are ‘ready to sell Courtois this summer if they can get more than £50 million for the Belgium international goalkeeper in a plan approved by Conte’.

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