Chelsea to hand Thibaut Cour­tois a bumper new deal

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LON­DON: Thibaut Cour­tois is head­ing for a bumper new Chelsea con­tract as Real Madrid cool their in­ter­est in the Bel­gian.

The Span­ish giants are longterm ad­mir­ers of the keeper, and Chelsea feared that Bernabeu chiefs would move for Cour­tois this sum­mer.

But while Real are still in the mar­ket for a new shot-stop­per, they are pri­ori­tis­ing Spain and Manch­ester United keeper David de Gea.

Chelsea will look to ex­tend Cour­tois’ con­tract, which ex­pires in 2019, with a sub­stan­tial in­crease to his £120,000 (RM660,000)-a-week wages.

The Blues are also try­ing to hang on to de­fender An­dreas Chris­tensen.

Borus­sia Monchenglad­bach, where the 21-year-old is on loan, are keen to sign him per­ma­nently, but Chelsea want the Denmark in­ter­na­tional to de­velop at Stam­ford Bridge. Daily Mail

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