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La Liga table toppers Atletico Madrid have claimed Chelsea’s asking price for on loan keeper Thibaut Courtois is too high, the Mirror reports.
The young Belgian has been on loan at the Spanish club for three consecutive seasons, and has established himself as one of the best keepers in world football in that time.
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo is aware of the player’s undeniable talent, but reckons the Premier League title hopefuls are asking for way too much cash.
“Courtois is incredible on the pitch. We are interested but the price is too much for a keeper. We want to try to do business, but it depends on Chelsea. We must study everything,” Cerezo said.
“For me, it is clear that Courtois is the best goalkeeper in Europe.”
Chelsea are in a strange situation, as they are aware of Courtois’s talents, but currently have long-term no.1 Petr Cech between the sticks…
Cech has been one of the best keepers in the country for nearly a decade, and at just 31-years-old, he still has a long time left at the top of the game.
As a result, it is thought that the Blues will reluctantly sell Courtois in the summer, although it appears their asking price may prove a stumbling block for the 21-year-old’s current club.
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