Chelsea have suffered a major transfer blow as first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants to be allowed to move to La Liga side Real Madrid.
As reported by Don Balon, the Belgian international has become Real Madrid president Florentino Perez main priority transfer target and is just awaiting French tactician Zinedine Zidane to make an approach.
While the Frenchman has largely shown immense faith in goalkeeper Keylor Navas, it’s believed that the Champions League winners do with a better version in that role.
The Chelsea safe hand would surely fit the bill at Real, having proven to be one of the best shot-stoppers in world football at Stamford Bridge, where he’s played a major role in winning two English Premier League titles.
In a displeasing revelation for Blues fans, Don Balon suggest Courtois wants to depart for Real Madrid so as to fulfil his ambition of winning top honours.
It may be that, notwithstanding two domestic titles for the Blues, the goalkeeper feels a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu would hand him more chance of lifting the UEFA Champions League – a trophy Real have won thrice in the last four campaign.
He played against the Los Blancos in one of those UCL finals as he was on the losing team for Atletico Madrid back in 2014.