Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Thibaut Courtois fails to report for training in bid to force exit

Thibaut Courtois fails to report for training in bid to force exit

The 24-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Everton in January, but injuries limited his impact.

The new Chelsea boss has had a hard start to life in England, losing the Community Shield to Manchester City on Sunday as well as dealing with ongoing transfer speculation linking a number of his first-team squad with moves away from the club.

"The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona".

Stoke City look set to lose England worldwide goalkeeper Jack Butland to Chelsea if if Thibaut Courtois leaves for Spanish giants Real Madrid. "I intend to continue unless the club wants to sell me".

He was due to return after holiday to training with Chelsea on Monday afternoon where talks with new manager Maurizio Sarri were scheduled, but he did not turn up at the club's Cobham HQ. My head is here at the Chelsea, but we never know about tomorrow.

Real Madrid have been monitoring Hazard for some time now and Chelsea would not like this to move forward any further.

The Belgian's family still live in the Spanish capital and he is so keen to make the move that he went AWOL from training earlier today.

Real Madrid have been keeping tabs on the winger over the last few months, but the European champions have reportedly been unwilling to spend silly money to get their man. "Everybody loves them and I hope they can stay". "I hope this can be a year of victory for us". Chelsea are expected to bid for Butland and is rated as the most likely goalkeeper arrival this week, although he is not the only name on the club's radar.

The Toffees are said to have reached a £28.5million, five-year deal for the Colombia global, who is set to be the second Barca player to switch from the Nou Camp to Goodison Park this summer after Lucas Digne.

"I have no doubts, it is a game style that we like". It's a club with a great history, we've won loads of big trophies, and we always want to do that.

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