Thibaut Courtois rules out Real Madrid move

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he has no interest in joining Real Madrid in the summer.

The Belgian international will soon complete his third season on loan with Atletico Madrid, where he has established himself as one of the finest young shotstoppers in Europe.

Previously, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that Courtois will be returning to Stamford Bridge at the end of the current campaign - although Atletico chiefs say they are doing all they can to secure the 21-year-old's services on a permanent basis.

Reports have suggested that both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also looking to sign Courtois in the summer - but the man himself says he only has two options in mind.

Courtois told Castilla La Mancha TV: "The talk about Real Madrid is only rumours, it is not true. The one thing I have always said is that it's Atletico or Chelsea.

"I'm very happy to be with Atleti, my desire is to play and if I can't do that at Chelsea and I can continue here, I'll be very happy."

Courtois, who also revealed he is yet to speak directly to Jose Mourinho about his future, joined the Blues from Genk in 2011 and is yet to play a first-team game for his employers.

Previous reports suggest that Chelsea may be willing to let Courtois remain in Madrid - but only as part of a deal that would see in-form striker Diego Costa make the move to Stamford Bridge.

If Courtois does return to west London he is highly unlikely to dislodge Petr Cech as number one, which may suggest he is more likely to remain in Spain.

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