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Thibaut Courtois reveals talks held with Jose Mourinho

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Thibaut Courtois has confirmed that he's spoken to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho about his future - but refused to divulge what was said.

The Belgian has emerged as perhaps the finest young 'keeper in Europe, helping Atletico Madrid win the Europa League, the Copa del Rey and La Liga during his three years on loan in Spain. He also played a key role in Diego Simeone's side's march to the Champions League final this season.

He looks set to return to Chelsea this summer although Simeone has previously admitted he'd like to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent basis, while some reports have suggested that he could be used as a makeweight in the Blues' swoop for striker Diego Costa.

Much has been made about the uncertainty facing Courtois - who said previously that he wanted his future resolved before March - as well as the fact that he'd not spoken to Mourinho over whether he was in the Chelsea manager's plans for next season.

However he has now revealed that's no longer the case.

"I received a phone call from Mourinho a few weeks ago," he told The DH. "This was before the match against Barcelona. But the conversation stays private.

"I have two year contract at Chelsea… This is not the time to think about a transfer."

It still remains unclear whether Mourinho will continue with Petr Cech as his number one for next season, or whether Courtois will indeed return to Chelsea and take up the gloves.

Cech has been ever-present between the posts at Stamford Bridge since he arrived from Rennes in 2004 - but recent reports claim he could even be placed on the transfer list this summer.

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