Chelsea will not face on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois if they draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.
Although the 21-year-old would be available to play, Atletico would need to pay the west London outfit more than £8m for him to feature against his parent club over the course of the two legs, according to Goal.com.
And Atletico Madrid president, Enrique Cerezo, has revealed that his club are not in a position to pay such an astronomical fee for a member of their squad to play.
"If we draw Chelsea, Courtois won't play," Cerezo told Onda Cero. "It is a figure we cannot pay."
Atletico advanced to the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night courtesy of a 2-1 aggregate win over Barcelona, while Chelsea reached the last four thanks to their dramatic 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Courtois has been on loan with Atleti for the last three seasons, but has yet to make a single appearance for Chelsea. However, the Belgium international is expected to return to Stamford Bridge this summer and challenge Petr Cech for the No. 1 jersey.
Courtois, who is contracted to Chelsea until the summer of 2016, has made it clear though that he will not be prepared to sit on the Blues' subs bench.
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