Courtois will not lineup against the Blues says the Atleti president.
After Atletico Madrid knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League on Wednesday, a problem has arisen if they draw Chelsea in the semi-finals of the tournament.
The issue is whether Atleti goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will play the game, as the Belgian is currently on-loan at the Vicente Calderon Stadium from the Blues.
Yet the president of the Spanish club has cleared up any speculation, claiming that Courtois will not lineup against his parent club if they were to draw them, due to the fact it would cost Atletico £4m a game, reports Sky Sports.
“It is a figure that we cannot pay,” president Enrique Cerezo said.
It would mean that La Liga leaders would have to turn to their backup stopper Dani Aranzubia for one of the most important ties in their history.
The 34-year-old has made just five appearances this season since joining the club from Deportivo La Coruna last summer and last time the ‘keeper played he was at fault for both goals and then was sent off in a 2-0 loss to Almeria.
The future of Courtois is under much scrutiny at the moment, with the Belgium international about to complete his third successive year on-loan in the Spanish capital.
The 21-year-old has already stated that he is not prepared to move somewhere temporarily next campaign, meaning the Blues will either have top sell the youngster, or their No.1 for 10 years Petr Cech.
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