Courtois is viewed by Los Blancos as the long-term future of the club.
After impressing at Atletico Madrid for the past three seasons on-loan, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has emerged as a transfer target for Real Madrid, according to the Mirror.
To add insult to injury the Spanish giants are going to use a dossier on the 21-year-old that was compiled by current Blues boss Jose Mourinho when the 51-year-old was in charge of Los Blancos.
Back in 2011, midway through Mourinho’s three year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Portuguese coach recognised the Belgian’s rising prominence and ordered a profile to be made on Courtois.
Now as Madrid search for a new No.1 with Iker Casillas out of favour, they will use that information to try and tempt the stopper to make the switch across the Spanish capital.
The fact that Courtois has enjoyed three successful years with Los Merengues’ city rivals Atletico could hinder the chance of a move however.
Under the guidance of Diego Simeone at the Vicente Calderon Stadium the Belgium international has come to be regarded as one of the best ‘keepers in the world – despite his young age.
Simeone has already openly admitted that Atleti will pay whatever it costs to sign Courtois themselves, but first Mourinho has a decision of his own to make.
It’s been made apparent by the youngster that his future needs to be decided this summer and the starlet will not be happy with another loan move.
It means Mourinho will have to decide whether he wants to have either Courtois or stalwart Petr Cech as the No.1 Stamford Bridge and therefore sell the other.
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