Jose Mourinho to beg Courtois to stay at Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho is set to beg Thibaut Courtois to stay at Chelsea next season.

According to the Daily Mail, the Chelsea boss will make a personal plea to Courtois to stay at Stamford Bridge and battle Petr Cech for a first-team spot in the Chelsea team.

The Belgian international reportedly wants to stay at Atletico Madrid next season, where he's guaranteed regular football as the team's established keeper.

He's spent the last three seasons at the Vicente Calderon and has established himself as one of the best young players on the continent.

But he's reluctant to return to Chelsea if it means competing with Cech for the starting job as the club's goalkeeper - Cech has been Chelsea's number one since he joined in 2004.

The report claims Mourinho has plans to meet with Courtois to discuss next season after Atletico's Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 24.

And he is going to tell the 21-year-old that he wants him at Chelsea next season, even though some at the club believe he would be best served at Atletico for at least one more season.

The risk would be bringing Courtois back, only for Cech to keep his place as number one. That would leave Courtois on the bench, a situation he's desperate to avoid after a season competing for a La Liga title and Champions League.

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