The father of Atletico Madrid loanee Thibaut Courtois has raised doubts over his son's Chelsea future, after intimating that he won't return to west London to play back-up to Petr Cech, reports Sky Sports.
Courtois has excelled on loan in La Liga the past three years, and established himself as one of the most highly-rated goalkeepers in world football.
The 21-year-old is now an integral part of Diego Simeone's first-team at the Vicente Calderon, and has been tipped to complete a permanent transfer there.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho has already revealed that he expects Courtois to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, and vie with veteran custodian Cech for the number one spot at Chelsea.
However, Courtois's father Thierry is adamant that his son is deserving of regular football, and would be reluctant to take a step back if he is not afforded it in the Premier League next season.
"Jose Mourinho has told Thibaut that he's expecting him back in the summer," he told The Sun. "Petr Cech is in place at the moment.
"On paper you could alternate the two of them, but it's not the type of situation we are looking for.
"With the level Thibaut is at now, there is no way he will go to a club and be second choice."