Thibaut Courtois has warned Chelsea he will run down his contract and leave for nothing if they don’t cash in this summer, claims The Sun.
Real Madrid have reportedly agreed a £35.5m fee with Chelsea for Courtois signature but the west London outfit will not sign off on the deal until they sign a replacement.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have been heavily linked with the likes of Jordan Pickford and Kasper Schmeichel but have not made significant progress with any target.
The transfer window for English clubs shuts next Thursday and Chelsea are running out of time to secure Courtois’ successor.
Courtois is keen to join Madrid and has no desire to sign a new contract if he fails to secure a return to Spain this summer.
With 12 months left to run on his current deal, Courtois face the prospect of losing one of the best goalkeepers in the world for nothing next summer.
Courtois was in sublime form for Belgium during the 2018 World Cup and was awarded the Golden Glove award by FIFA for his performances.
In the last four Premier League campaigns, only David De Gea (57) and Hugo Lloris (51) have kept more clean sheets than Courtois (48).