Chelsea are reportedly set to retain Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois for next season after they failed to find a suitable replacement of the Belgian worldwide.
The failed Pickford move means Chelsea believe they have exhausted their options in terms of a replacement for Courtois.
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Chelsea are reluctant to sell goalkeeper Courtois, who is in the final year of his contract, without first securing a replacement, but their top target Alisson was signed for £65 million by Liverpool last month.
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Courtois has a year left on his contract with Chelsea and is pushing for an exit from Stamford Bridge this summer, with his eyes set on a move to Real Madrid this summer. "Every club wants to keep their top players and we are trying to do it". "I am not happy about this situation but before I answer, I would like to speak to him". "I don't know in the future".
The club are fully aware of his movements and say they gave him prior permission to return late following his World Cup campaign with Brazil this summer, dismissing reports he had gone AWOL.