Chelsea FC switch information: Thibaut Courtois lifts the lid on hypothesis surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge

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Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he’ll nonetheless be at Chelsea subsequent yr, even when he doesn’t agree a brand new contract this summer season.

Courtois has acquired criticism for a few of his performances of late – notably when Barcelona’s Lionel Messi twice scored between his legs – and believes he’s topic to higher scrutiny due to the uncertainty over his future.

The 25-year-old’s present contract with Chelsea expires in June 2019, when he might depart free of charge, so the Blues might search to promote him this summer season if they can not agree a brand new deal. Real Madrid and Paris St Germain have been linked with Courtois.

The Belgium goalkeeper advised Sporza: “I’ve one yr contract (remaining) and really feel good at Chelsea.

“On the finish of the season we are going to sit down collectively. I reside there quietly and know that I will probably be at Chelsea subsequent yr as properly.

“If I go to the World Cup with a clear idea, sign or wait another year, my mind will be clear at the World Cup.”

Courtois has returned to Chelsea from worldwide responsibility with Belgium as a result of a hamstring damage.

Chelsea subsequent play Tottenham on Sunday in a match essential to their bid to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League.