Antonio Conte gives Chelsea permission to sell Thibaut Courtois

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Antonio Conte is already making plans for the summer transfer window as he prepares to join Chelsea.

The Italy boss will arrive at Stamford Bridge after the European Championship, but has given the green light for Chelsea to conduct business in the meantime.

And one player who looks set to depart on Conte’s approval is Thibaut Courtois.


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According to the Mirror, Conte has given permission for Chelsea to sell the Courtois, who’s discontent at the club hasn’t gone unnoticed.

The Belgian has complained about Chelsea’s training methods and has fallen out with goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon. Another reason for his unhappiness is the absence of Champions League football next season thanks to Chelsea’s miserable defence of their Premier League title.

Staff have been left disappointed that their highly-rated 23-year-old has failed to kick on this season.

As a result of his dip in form, the west London club have been forced to lower their £73 million valuation of the player.

Forster being lined up as Courtois' replacement

The Sun claim Chelsea will accept offers of around £50m, which would be more than enough to fund their attempt to sign Southampton ‘keeper Fraser Forster.

As talented as Forster may be, Chelsea would be reducing the quality of their goalkeeping options by selling Courtois.

The ‘keeper, who might interest Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain according to the Mirror, has already won titles in England and Spain and the Europa League.

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