Thibaut Courtois is one of Chelsea’s most prized possessions, but the Blues might have a fight on their hands if they wish to keep the Belgian goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge.
The Daily Mail claim that Courtois is being tracked by Real Madrid, who appear to be on the rebound after failing to sign David de Gea from Manchester United at the start of the season.
It is also reported by the Daily Mail that Chelsea have identified teenage stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma as a top target to replace Courtois, should they opt to cash in on their current no.1 (who wears no.13).
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Donnarumma, 17, holds the record for being the youngest ever goalkeeper to start in a Serie A match.
He broke that record aged 16 in October last year and has since racked up 22 Serie A starts, keeping eight clean sheets in the process.
Should Courtios depart, Chelsea will bid around £30m for Donnarumma, according to the Daily Mail, despite his agent suggesting the youngster is worth four times that amount.
He may still be a boy in age, but Donnarumma is ready for the Premier League.
At 6ft 5in, he is just an inch shorter than Asmir Begovic, who would likely be his main rival for Chelsea’s no.1 jersey were he to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
And Donnarumma proved on his AC Milan debut last summer that he is not fazed by the big stage, by saving a Toni Kroos penalty in a 10-9 shootout defeat to Real Madrid in a pre-season glamour tie.
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