Thibaut Courtois has told Sky Sports News he is staying at Chelsea and would like to sign a new deal as soon as possible.
The Belgian, who collected a second Premier League winners’ medal in three seasons last month, is approaching the final two years of his current contract.
Courtois’ family are based in Madrid, where he spent three seasons on loan at Atletico, but the 25-year-old has made it clear he has no interest in returning to the Spanish capital to join Real.
And speaking from the Belgium camp ahead of their upcoming games against the Czech Republic and Estonia he said:
“I am very happy and there is no doubt I will stay.
“My contract runs out in two years so obviously I need a new deal.
“It’s important I finish the season well with the national team and then maybe Chelsea will speak with my agent.
“If it’s a good deal I will be very happy to sign.”
Romelu Lukaku is also set to start that game, days after his agent Mino Raiola claimed a verbal agreement is in place with Everton allowing the striker to join “certain clubs” this summer.
Chelsea have long been linked with a move for Lukaku, who they sold to Everton for £28m in 2014. Speaking about the potential of linking up with his international teammate, Courtois said:
“Romelu is a great player so if he decides to go to Chelsea or Chelsea decide to sign him I would be happy to see him in the dressing room in July.
“I guess if it’s the right offer he might go. It’s up to him to decide.”