Belgian club Genk have accepted an offer from Chelsea for teenage goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Genk announced, in a statement on their club website, they were left with no option other than to let Courtois leave when he did not appear for Saturday's friendly against Lyon.
Courtois, 19, is a 6ft 6ins goalkeeper who was first choice for Genk in Belgium's top division, the Jupiler League, last season. He also received a first call-up to the senior Belgium squad. Genk said Chelsea's offer for Courtois was "by far the largest bid" they have ever received for a player.
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