Last season’s European Champions Real Madrid are set to upgrade their squad this summer after changing their manager in May.
The Los Blancos parted ways with their former manager Zinedine Zidane, who won three consecutive Champions League trophy during his spell at Santiago Bernabeu.
It natural that a new manager will bring new players and in this vein, Madrid’s new manager Lopetegui has told the club to intensity their chase after Courtois’ signature so as to get him before the end of the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup.
Madrid president Florentino Perez has made an official offer to the Blues for the Belgian shot-stopper as ordered by Lopetegui.
The Los Blancos earlier had their €31m bid rejected by the West London Club, according to Spanish outlet OK Diario.
The same source are now reporting that Perez has launched another bid but this time, it is believed to be €35m plus other bonuses.
Considering how clubs are making huge-money offers for players these days, I’m afraid the Blues might reject the offer for the second time.
Though the goaltender is happy at Stamford Bridge, he told reporters that he wants to get closer to his children, who are base in Spain, and that means a switch to Santiago Bernabeu is very much likely to happen this summer.
Having joined the Blues in 2011 from Genk, the netminder was sent to Atletico Madrid, where he stayed for three years, helping them to a Europa League title, Copa del Rey and the La Liga trophy.
The 50-capped Belgium international will be relied on by his teammates to help the prevent Brazil from scoring when both teams meet in the quarterfinal round of the world cup competition in Russia.