Thibaut Courtois comments on his Chelsea future

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Courtois seems set on staying at Stamford Bridge for next season.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois expects to remain at Stamford Bridge next season 'if nothing strange happens', the London Evening Standard reports.

The Belgian has been linked with a move away from the club in the summer with Real Madrid said to be one of the clubs interested in his services but in an interview on a Spanish radio show called Onda Cero he said: 

"I have three more years on my contract with Chelsea. If nothing strange happens, I will still be at Chelsea next year."

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The Standard's report states that incoming manager Antonio Conte is keen to keep Courtois at the club, and one would think that he would be Chelsea's number one goalkeeper going into next season.

The Belgian has certainly been impressive since appearing regularly in the Premier League and if he were to leave it would be a big loss to them, even if there was a big fee changing hands.

One thing that Conte could do with is some elements of stability in his squad as he looks to build his own side from when he gets to work at Stamford Bridge, after he steps down as Italy coach following the European Championship. 

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois saves a shotChelsea's Thibaut Courtois saves a shot

Keeping a good goalkeeper would be a weight off his mind as they are quite hard to come by, and he would find it very hard to replace one of the best in the league.

However, given the links, one could wonder just how long Courtois might stick around for if there is strong interest from elsewhere, but for the time being he seems to remain firmly committed. 

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