Thibaut Courtois unsure over Chelsea future

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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admitted last night that he still has no idea whether Chelsea will want him at Stamford Bridge next season, despite being widely considered as one of the world's best young stoppers thanks to a stellar season in La Liga.

Courtois has been on loan with Atletico since 2011, developing into a regular for the Champions League contenders while also nailing down a starting spot at international level with Belgium.

Chelsea have allowed Courtois to stay at Atletico for three successive seasons thanks to the consistent excellence of number one Petr Cech, but long-term Blues boss Jose Mourinho now needs to make a decision over whether the Czech's star natural successor should return to fight for a starting spot.

Rumours of a potential switch to Real Madrid in 2016 earlier this week were quickly quashed by Courtois, who revealed that he is still in the dark over Chelsea's intentions following Champions League duty.

He told reporters: "At this moment its not clear. I have a contract with Chelsea so on that matter there's no problem.

"I have two years' contract with them so at the end of the season we will see. Now I focus on Atletico, who I have a contract with them until the end of the season and then we will see with Mourinho and the board of Chelsea.

"I still have a contract here so there's no problem for me."

For now Courtois has the short-term ambition of keeping Atletico's fight for a historic double alive, after helping Diego Simeone's side secure a place in the Champions League quarter-finals last night.

Atletico are also very much in a triple tussle for their first La Liga title since 1996, sat three points behind leaders Real Madrid with 11 games to go.

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