Courtois puts brakes on Chelsea renewal as Madrid, PSG... wait

Courtois'wants £205k-a-week deal

"Regarding my contract, that's something where Chelsea must deal with my agent [Christophe Henrotay]".

Courtois' contract expires in 2019 and in a little over twelve months time, the Belgium worldwide is free to talk to overseas clubs.

Thibaut Courtois is ready to shelve talks over a new contract as the uncertainty over his Chelsea future intensified on Tuesday.

Real Madrid have repeatedly been linked with a move for the 25-year-old, who previously played for cross-city rivals Atletico. In his demands were met, he would earn around 230,000 euros per week, bringing him into the salary realm of Manchester United's David De Gea, the Premier League's highest paid goalkeeper.

Courtois speaking about his Chelsea future.

Should they change their minds at the end of the season, Courtois or the Spain worldwide would be the prime candidates.




Courtois wants to double his Chelsea wages to £200,000 per week.

Despite this, Chelsea fans can take some comfort from the fact that Courtois has said on a number of occasions that he is happy at Stamford Bridge, as well as saying that he is open to signing a new contract when the terms are right.

Courtois was initially loaned out to La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid before returning to Stamford Bridge at the start of the 2014/2015 season and taking Petr Cech's place as the club's number one keeper.

"There will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks".

He has added to his silverware since returning to his parent club, landing the Premier League title in two of the last three campaigns, and the League Cup in 2015.

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