Belgium international Thibaut Courtois has clarified that he is not actively seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old has just 15 months left on his existing contract, but he is prepared to see out the deal than pursue a fresh challenge during the summer.
In a report covered by Evening Standard, Courtois admitted that he has yet to sort out his future beyond next season, but he is nevertheless committed to the west London outfit, he said: “I’m committed to Chelsea. I have a contract until next year and I will be here. I will do my best for it.
“Obviously there is no extension signed but I don’t think now is the moment to do it. I think it is better to wait until the end of the season. All I can say is I’m committed to Chelsea and also committed for next year.”
Courtois had been strongly linked with a return to the Spanish capital, where he spent three seasons on loan with Atletico Madrid. The shot-stopper’s children are resided in the city alongside his mother, and he has previously admitted that he would consider a possible return.
However, it appears that he is, for now, content with his life in the Premier League, and the Chelsea board will be eager to commit him to another long-term deal at the earliest possibility. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be monitoring his developments.