Chelsea News: Real Madrid Alerted As Thibaut Courtois Contract Talks Draw Blanks
The Los Blancos have not yet signed a big-name replacement to fill in the void after Iker Casilla’s departure,e back in 2015.
Keylor Navas rose to fame after his 2014 World Cup heroics for Costa Rica – guiding them to the quarter-finals against all odds.
But the 30-year-old keeper proved his mettle after helping the Los Blancos to win the Champions League twice and also the La Liga title.
But his future at Real Madrid is in doubt as the Los Blancos chiefs have identified potential replacements.
The Los Blancos have not yet dropped their interest in De Gea, despite seeing a deal for the Spaniard falling down two years ago.
Los Blancos almost signed De Gea in 2015, before the defending Champions League champions laid the blame on a faulty fax machine for failing to rope in the Spanish keeper from Man Utd at the 11th hour.
The Los Blancos bosses have not given up yet and are reportedly monitoring De Gea’s availability despite the fine form of Keylor Navas.
But with Chelsea’s Courtois stalling negotiations over a new contract at Stamford Bridge, the Mirror claim that Real Madrid could shift their attention on the Belgian shot stopper, who could double his wage packet with a move to the Bernabeu.
Reports claim that Courtois is eyeing to double his £200,000-a-week deal to be on par with Man Utd ace De Gea.
“Regarding my contract, that’s the thing where Chelsea must deal with my agent,” Courtois said.
“I don’t think there have been any new developments.
“We have so many games at the moment, and I prefer to focus on the team’s games, my own performances.
“There will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks.”
“The thing for me, the most important thing, is to perform well for myself and the team.”