Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he ‘hopes’ to be offered a new contract this summer, amid rumours of interest from other clubs in his services.
Courtois was virtually ever present as Chelsea won the Premier League title, and also played 90 minutes in Saturday’s FA Cup final, which the Blues lost to Arsenal.
Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the Belgian but he is hanging on for a longer deal at Stamford Bridge.
Courtois told Sky Sports: ‘Contract talks haven’t opened but I am happy at Chelsea. I hope they reward me with a good contract, then there will be no doubt I will sign it.’
Courtois claimed the Premier League Golden Glove this season, given to the stopper who earns the most clean sheets. He kept 16 shutouts, one more than Tottenham custodian Hugo Lloris.
He wasn’t able to keep a clean sheet at Wembley, however, as he was beaten by Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey to be left with a runners-up medal.
Courtois said: ‘It’s not a good feeling now. I had the same thing in Spain when I won the league and then lost the Champions League.
‘We wanted to end on a high, now we feel sad. Winning is everything so this is hard to face but we have to try to forget it.’