Chelsea goalkeeper wants to speak to Jose Mourinho to discuss future before crunch period of season.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he wants his future resolved in the next few months rather than at the end of the season.
The Belgium international shot stopper has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico de Madrid, and has grown fond of life in Spain.
“When I next have a break I will talk with Chelsea,” Courtois told Spanish publication El Mundo Deportivo.
“I hope to be make everything clear by February because Atletico will have important matches and Belgium the World Cup to think about, and it would be better to play without distractions until the end of the season.
“For now I’m very happy at Atletico and I am very happy to play in Spain, but Chelsea is the best in the world and is not very easy to say, so we’ll see what happens.”
Still just 21 years of age, the 6’6″ Courtois has developed into one of the finest goalkeepers in world football.
The Belgian has played between the posts in all 15 La Liga fixtures so far this season, keeping eight clean sheets (including one against city and title rivals Real Madrid) and his form at the back has been a major reason for Atleti’s challenge at the top of the table in Spain.
Chelsea’s current number one Petr Cech is 31 years-old – still very much in the prime period of a goalkeeper’s career – and ought to have a few more years at the highest level yet.
Neither Cech or Courtois will be content sitting on the bench though, meaning that Jose Mourinho may have to make a decision soon.
Courtois has set his deadline.