Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Transfer: Chelsea take final decision on Courtois

Transfer: Chelsea take final decision on Courtois

Willian has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid, and his Chelsea future was thrown into more doubt when the Brazil worldwide failed to report for pre-season training on time.

The giant 'keeper is due to return to Chelsea training this weekend after helping Belgium finish third at the World Cup and being voted the best goalkeeper at the tournament.

As for Hazard, Chelsea have put a new £300,000-a-week deal on the table and are reluctant to sell their star man as they feel it would be handicapping Sarri in his very first season. "It depends on the club, it depends especially on him but I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper".

Chelsea are reportedly calling off Thibaut Courtois's expected move to Real Madrid as the club have not found a replacement. Whether or not the transfer will happen is still up in the air but it is understood that Maurizio Sarri is extremely interested in bringing Lewandowski to Chelsea with a clear lack of a prolific goal scorer last term. I don't know the situation in this moment. We started two weeks and a half ago.

"I am comfortable here and want to win new titles and trophies", said Pedro, who spent nine seasons at Barcelona. Having kept rotation to a minimum so far in preseason, the Italian confirmed in Dublin that the starting XI he picked against Arsenal is "very, very near" to the team that will face the Premier League champions.

Sarri's men don't have long to ponder the loss in Ireland, for they now shift their focus to Sunday's Community Shield with Manchester City.

When asked if he was confident Willian would remain at Stamford Bridge, Sarri added: "Yes".

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