Incoming Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is set to surprise a everyone in his first week at Stamford Bridge if the report from Gazzetta Dello Sports is anything to go by.
The Italian media outlet are reporting that the man, who is tipped as Conte’s replacement, is ready to release Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid so as to create space for Roma netminder Alisson Becker in his starting lineup.
The former Napoli manager is not impressed with what he’s seen from the Belgian goalie and he is not willing to make him his first-choice goalkeeper in the upcoming season.
The Blues have been in constant touch with Roma to know their chances luring the Brazilian netminder to Stamford Bridge before the close of next season.
Thibaut still has a year left in his contract with the Blues but according to this report, the Belgian could force a move to Real Madrid, who have been his longtime admirer.
Sky Sports are also saying that Alisson Becker is closer to joining the 2015-16 Premier League Champions as he wants to play in the League this season.
Both goalies are presently in Russia with their respective countries. Courtois was in action for the Red Devils of Belgium as they put five goals behind the Eagles of Tunisia, though, he failed to keep a clean sheet as he conceded two goals.
Alisson kept a clean sheet with the Sambar boys of Brazil who won their game by a two-goal margin on Saturday.