Courtois is ready to commit

Thibaut Courtois expects to sign a contract extension at Chelsea once he returns from international duty with Belgium.

Last Updated: 05/09/14 at 10:58 Post Comment

Thibaut Courtois: Set to sign a new five-year contract

Thibaut Courtois: Set to sign a new five-year contract

More of the games that matter

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

A five-year deal is on the table at Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho looking to secure the services of his new first-choice goalkeeper for the foreseeable future.

Courtois has had to be patient in his efforts to earn recognition in England, with the past three seasons spent on loan at Atletico Madrid.

It was during his time in Spain that the 22-year-old established a reputation as one of the finest young shot-stoppers in world football.

He has seen his form rewarded by club and country and admits that he is now ready to commit to Chelsea by agreeing fresh terms.

Courtois told Sky Sports: “It’s not yet signed. I am here with the national team so it is difficult, but when I am back at Chelsea I will probably sign the new contract.”

A man who won the La Liga title with Atletico last season and graced the UEFA Champions League final has also been discussing his personal battle with Petr Cech at Stamford Bridge.

Courtois has ousted the long-serving Czech from Mourinho’s plans and admits he has no intention of letting his more experienced colleague get another look in.

He said: “We don’t talk about the situation, but of course I know he has played 10 years at Chelsea and that now I am playing and for him it’s not the nicest situation. But that is the decision of the board and the trainer.

“He is working hard in training to be ready when I cannot play or I am maybe not playing well. We work well together.”

On his desire to make as many appearances as possible in 2014/15, Courtois added: “Of course the Champions League is something great that you don’t want to miss. Last year with Atletico I played the final. I also played the final of the cup when we won against Real two years ago.

“Of course as a professional and a winner you always want to play every game, so we will see what the decision is of the coach. But of course I am a professional player and I want to play every game that is possible.”

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Southampton's objectives have changed. They were looking to be a Champions League club, I believe. I love this quote so much. So arrogant. So poignant. You can see where it's all gone wrong.

MarkyDee
Rodgers: The pressure's on

T

o make it more fair, we should remove the requirements to score goals and not to concede goals. Then we could just spin and dance and leap and twirl and we'd never have to grow up! We'd be the bestest evar!

dr soccer
Arteta: Defeat 'not fair'

W

inners two weeks in a row? I haven't felt this good since the halcyon days of sir alex and micky phelan.

GVMUFC
Premier League Winners And Losers

Footer 365

Premier League: Ronald Koeman backs Southampton to finish in top four after Aston Villa draw

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman insisted his side can finish in the top four despite drawing 1-1 at Aston Villa.

Premier League: Nathaniel Clyne strikes late to deny Aston Villa victory over Southampton

Southampton conceded their first Premier League goal since the start of October as they drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.

Premier League: Paul Lambert praises 'outstanding' centre-backs following Southampton draw

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was full of praise for his centre-backs after his side's 1-1 draw against Southampton.

Mail Box

Is Anybody Still Saying 'Wenger In'?

Even the most sensible and loyal Wenger apologists are now saying that he should leave the club. We also have lots more on Brendan Rodgers and a Chelsea plea...

Equating Rodgers To Hodgson. Oh Dear Me.

It's a Mailbox many will have been waiting. Brendan Rodgers gets a little bit of a stick, but there is at least praise for Manchester United,Van Gaal, Palace and Tottenham...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property