Thibaut Courtois is close to signing a new deal with Chelsea amidst interest from Real Madrid, according to the Mirror.
The Blues goalkeeper has just one year remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge and has flirted with the possibility of returning to Spain, where he played for three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid.
With his family still in the Spanish capital, Courtois has never denied that a move back later on in his career would appeal, but the reigning Premier League champions are ready to make him the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world at £200,000 per week.
Los Blancos are yet to decide on which custodian to target this summer between the 25-year-old and Manchester United’s David De Gea.
Real would prefer Courtois to delay his decision over a new contract until the summer to give them more time to settle on the best option to succeed Keylor Navas between the sticks.