Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reaches transfer agreement with Real Madrid – report

CHELSEA goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has an agreement in place with Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

The Blues stopper is wanted by the La Liga champions to replace Keylor Navas at the end of the season.

That’s after Real president Florentino Perez chose to give up on Manchester United ace David De Gea and put all his efforts into signing Courtois instead.

Spanish outlet Diario Gol claim Courtois has an agreement in place with the club to move at the end of the season.

Real are also expected to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao as they completely overhaul their goalkeeper ranks.

Courtois has been in fine form again this season, keeping 11 clean sheets in the Premier League to date.

He will be hoping to make it 12 when Chelsea take on rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday evening.

When asked if Courtois would like to move back to Spain to be with his family, Blues boss Antonio Conte made it clear he wanted the Belgian to stay at Stamford Bridge.

He said: “I don’t know about this issue.

“When you are in a great club and you trust in the project, you want to stay. I think the family is not a problem.

“This is a private conversation between the player, the agent and the club.

“If you ask me, for sure I hope he stays.”

Real Madrid have also been linked with a swoop for Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard in the summer.

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