Thibaut Courtois to agree new Chelsea contract

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is ready to finally end speculation over his future by agreeing a new £90,000-a-week contract.

According to, Belgian international Courtois is set to sign the contract that was offered to him by Chelsea at the beginning of the summer.

He was waiting to find out whether he would be named Chelsea's number one, which was confirmed when he started against Burnley in Chelsea's opening Premier League game last night.

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Start against Burnley

Courtois made a key save as Chelsea beat Burnley 3-1 despite falling behind early at Turf Moor, and the Belgian repaid the faith shown in him by Jose Mourinho.

As such, he's prepared to sign the new five-year contract and commit his future to the Stamford Bridge club. Currently on £30,000-a-week, his contract expires in less than two years and the new deal will treble his wages.

What that means for Petr Cech though, is unclear. After the Burnley match Mourinho confirmed that he wants to keep the Czech international at the club if possible.

Interest in Cech

But it's unlikely the experienced goalkeeper will be happy to play a bench role behind his 22-year-old teammate, and Cech has already been linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Monaco and Paris Saint Germain.

Chelsea are thought to want £10m for the goalkeeper, who could be the odd man out as the Blues look to trim their squad to meet home-grown player requirements.

Cech, 32, has just under two weeks to find a new club while Chelsea already have a solid back-up to Courtois in place with Mark Schwarzer. The Australian signed a new contract earlier this summer.

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