Chelsea ‘agree fee’ for Villas-Boas' first signing – reports

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Chelsea have agreed on a fee of €6 million for Genk goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to Flemish daily paper De Standaard.

Courtois has long been connected to Chelsea, and over the last few days speculation has been rife that the Blues are on the verge of signing the young stopper.


While the club aren’t necessarily on the lookout for a replacement for Petr Cech, the Chelsea keeper is now 29-years-old, and with Courtois’ tender age of 19, the youngster could learn a lot from his older counterpart and be a long term replacement as he comes into top form.

Father Thierry admitted that Courtois could be signing a four or five year deal with Chelsea.

"Thibaut himself now has to see if he can agree personal terms,” Courtois Snr said.

Atletico Madrid were also thought to be interested in Courtois, but Chelsea have the upper hand, with a larger budget and the keeper putting the Blues at the top of his destination wish list.

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