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Chelsea could replace goalkeeping coach for next season

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Chelsea are reportedly looking to bring in a new goalkeeping coach for the start of next season, after the relationship between first choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and current coach Christophe Lollichon became strained over the last season.

According to the Guardian, Gianluca Spinelli, who is currently goalkeeping coach for the Italian national side, is favourite to replace Lollichon.

Spinelli is understood to be attracted to the prospect of joining his current boss Antonio Conte in London, once Euro 2016 is over and the Italian begins his Chelsea reign.

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A change in goalkeeping coach would be seen as a move to appease first choice goalkeeper Courtois, after his relationship with Lollichon broke down as the two clashed over a number of issues, including training regimes.

The Blues are hoping to hold on to Courtois over the summer, with rumours suggesting that Real Madrid could be interested in luring the Belgian back to Spain.

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However, no official bid has been made by the European champions, but should they come knocking, a move back to Madrid would be hard for Courtois to turn down.

He spent three seasons on-loan at Real's rivals, Atletico Madrid, where he found much success under Diego Simeone, breaking into the club's first-team and becoming one of the best goalkeepers in Europe.

The man Spinelli would be replacing, Lollichon, joined Chelsea in 2007 and has served under six different managers during his nine years with the club.

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It's unlikely that any deal will be made during the European Championships, as both Conte and Spinelli currently have more pressing business with the national side.

Italy face Spain in the first knockout round of the tournament, having topped Group E with two wins from their three matches so far.

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