02 July, 2017
The latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours..
The Belgium stopper chose the west coast of America as the place he would round off his time off before returning to Stamford Bridge.
The Italian tactician will undoubtedly be delighted to keep Courtois at the club, and it looks as though Chelsea will eventually get their way barring a change of heart from Madrid.
Nevertheless, the Standard also note how it will take a new contract worth £200,000-a-week, double what the Belgian global is now earning, to ensure that he commits his future.
Chelsea now hope to tie him down to a new deal, but recent reports suggested contract talks had broken down as he wants to earn as much as £200,000 per week.
England Under-21 global Nathaniel Chalobah could leave the Premier League champions this summer unless the Chelsea starlet is given assurance about first-team football.
His agent, Christophe Henrotay, confirmed last week that Bernabeu officials often ask for updates on his situation at Chelsea.
Speaking this week, his representative Christophe Henrotay said: 'Of course Thibaut is of interest to the big clubs, including the latest Champions League victor. He is a player who wins matches and trophies for you.
"I meet regularly with those in charge at Real Madrid and Thibaut's case has come up". Monaco are remaining defiant to keep their star attractions by refusing any bid no matter what the price, and they would be wise to do so to keep up the club afloat.