The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v Chelsea

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 0 - 0 Chelsea

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Jose expects Courtois back

Jose Mourinho believes Thibaut Courtois will return to Chelsea next season, but has stayed quiet on his reported interest in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

Last Updated: 28/01/14 at 15:35 Post Comment

Thibaut Courtois: Set to return to Chelsea in the summer

Thibaut Courtois: Set to return to Chelsea in the summer

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Belgium international Courtois is currently spending a third straight season on loan at Atletico and has developed into one of the most respected goalkeepers in European football.

There has been speculation for some time about whether the 21-year-old will come back to Stamford Bridge in the summer to compete for a first-team spot with Petr Cech, or remain in the Spanish capital.

Fresh reports have suggested that Chelsea are keen to sign prolific striker Costa from Atletico and could use Courtois to try and strike a deal.

Mourinho refused to answer questions on Costa at his pre-match news conference ahead of Chelsea's clash with West Ham on Wednesday, but did indicate that Courtois would be returning to his parent club.

He said: "Courtois is our player, Diego is not our player, so I cannot speak about Diego Costa.

"About Courtois, I can, because he is my player."

Asked if he could see Courtois staying at Atletico, Mourinho replied: "No."

Mourinho is pleased with Chelsea's transfer business this month, which has included Manchester United paying £37m for Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne's £17m move to Wolfsburg, while the Blues have secured Mohamed Salah from Basel for £11m and also Nemanja Matic.

"We are happy with what we did. The Kevin De Bruyne (move) was expected," Mourinho added.

"He's a fantastic player but was an expected deal for us, and very good if you compare what Chelsea paid for Kevin a couple of years ago and the amount we made now.

"Juan was unexpected, and we answer immediately with Salah which we believe a 21-year-old boy in his time will be a good player for us."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho laughs off 'boring' Arsenal jibes

Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd's "boring" jibes by reminding the Gunners of their 10-year wait for the title.

Bayern title hat-trick confirmed

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the third year running without even kicking a ball on Sunday as their nearest rivals Wolfsburg went down to a 1-0 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company