Chelsea to challenge Liverpool for £79m rated Alisson

Heather Diaz
June 1, 2018

Rumours have now started to circulate out of Italy that Chelsea would be willing to sell off their star goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois if a good offer comes along in their way.

The Belgian only has a year left to run on his contract at Stamford Bridge and is looking increasingly unlikely to put pen to paper on an extension, something which leaves Chelsea in a tricky situation.

"Courtois? I am always in contact with Real Madrid", Henrotay told Voetbal magazine.

The 26-year-old will shortly enter the final year of his deal at Chelsea.

The Belgium stopper made 46 appearances for the Blues last season, as they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

The club also has a long-standing interest in Jack Butland though that transfer will surely agitate the fanbase who have become accustomed to Chelsea winning trophies and only going after the best players in the world.

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Klopp , meanwhile, insisted the way Liverpool's luck fell was the reason they lost the Champions League final. It happens - it's part of football. "I don't have a meeting planned with Liverpool's directors".

It is claimed that Courtois, whose partner and children still live in Spain, has definitively broken off negotiations and wants to leave Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid also find themselves in a bit of a soup after Zinedine Zidane quit as the manager in shocking circumstances, mere days after guiding the club to its 13th Champions League crown.

According to Goal's Nizaar Kinsella, the Belgium worldwide has been linked with the Reds but looks set to stay at Stamford Bridge if he doesn't make a move to Real or Atletico Madrid to be closer to his children in the Spanish capital.

In recent weeks, Alisson had emerged as an option, with Courtois and David de Gea believed to be inaccessible. The Belgian apparently wants to return to the La Liga, and might very well be seen donning the Real Madrid jersey next season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will now set their attention towards signing a replacement for Courtois, with Alisson a possible target.

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