Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thibaut Courtois Contract Talks At Chelsea On Hold

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois does not expect discussions to resume over a new contract until the end of the season, when he will be entering the final 12 months of his deal.

The previous round of talks in May failed to reach an agreement.

Speaking in the build-up to Chelsea’s Champions League meeting with Qarabag in Baku, Courtois said: “The most important thing is to perform well for myself and the team.

“Regarding my contract, that’s the thing where Chelsea must deal with my agent. I don’t think there have been any new developments.

“We have so many games at the moment, and I prefer to focus on the team’s games, my own performances, and there will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks.”

Thibaut Courtois spent three successful years on loan at Atlético Madrid after joining Chelsea from Genk, has been an integral part of the team who have won two Premier League titles in the past three seasons.