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Real Madrid in negotiations to sign Courtois

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Real Madrid in negotiations to sign Courtois

Spanish giants Real Madrid is in talks to bring Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to the Bernabeu.

The two transfer window ban handed to the Spanish outfit by CAS has been reduced to one, and Madrid has already started making plans for the summer when they can sign new players again.

Madrid attempted to get David de Gea from Manchester United in the past and the inability to get De Gea is prompting this move by Madrid that needs an experienced goalie.

Reports claim that Madrid is already in negotiations with the Chelsea shot-stopper to bring him back to the Spanish capital having previously played for Madrid’s city rival Atletico Madrid between 2011 and 2014.

The only obstacle the Spanish giant could face in signing the player is that Chelsea will be unwilling to let go easily.

Courtois however, may welcome the idea of going back to Spain as suggested by the comments he made in the Independent back in September:

“When I hurt my knee I was sent a fax (by Real Madrid) wishing me a speedy recovery,” the goalkeeper revealed.

“From my first arrival in Spain, I loved the country, its people, the way of life, and the food.

“Today I still have the food and eat dinner late, the siesta, the television I watch most Spanish. I feel half Spanish,” he added.

“When I left Spain I knew one day I would return there.”

Under Antonio Conte, Courtois has been really impressive; he has been able to keep ten clean sheets in 17 appearances under the Italian.

The 24-year-old Belgian has been able to prove himself as one of the best goalkeepers in England since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2014.

Madrid has kept their faith in Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas after they failed to sign David de Gea in 2015 but have now turned their attention to Courtois who they see as an excellent option.

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