- Spanish League giants are at an advanced stage of signing Belgium international Thibaut Courtois
The 2018 FIFA World Cup bronze winning goalkeeper is understood to be shopping for an apartment in the Spanish capital
His contract with the Blues runs out in the summer of 2019 reasons Chelsea are considering to allow him leave for a fee
English FA Cup champions Chelsea are reportedly planning allow ther number one goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois this summer.
The Belgium international has just 12 more months on his current contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit.
However, the Premier League campaigners will allow him go instead of letting him leave as a free agent next summer.
Reports in Spain according to Dailymail claim both clubs have reached an advanced stage for an imminent move before the start of the season.
Spanish news outlet Marca report that Courtois is said to be happy with his prospective return to La Liga to reunite with his family.
Another Spanish news outlet AS reveal that the Belgian is already shopping for a suitable house in the Spanish capital.
Courtois superb performance at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup was responsible for the deal believed to be around £36 million.
The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper refused pen new deal with the London club - leaving the door open for his suitors.
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On his return from the Russia where he won bronze medal, he said that: "Obviously with this World Cup, I think what was on the table obviously is different than what I can have, maybe.
"In this World Cup, I have ignored all the speculation, all the rumours.
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"But now in the next few days I will have a chat with my agent and see what Chelsea told him, and then we will talk."
NAIJ.com previously reported that Real Madrid have tabled a £41.5 million bid for Chelsea shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois.
According to the UK Daily Star, citing Spain’s Don Balon, revealed that the Los Blancos are in the search of a new shot-stopper after former manager Zinedine Zidane quit the La Liga outfit after their Champions League final victory over Liverpool.
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