Chelsea transfer news: Thibaut Courtois opens up on his future amid Real Madrid links

CHELSEA goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has opened up on his future after he helped Belgium to the World Cup quarter-finals.

His country narrowly beat Japan 3-2 thanks to a last-minute Nacer Chadli goal last night.

And Courtois spoke about his future after the dramatic victory.

“I love living in London. Madrid and London are great,” he said, following Belgium’s win over Japan last night.

“The only thing is that my children live in Madrid. I would like them to be close.

“That doesn’t mean I’m going to come back, but for me they are very important and I’m going to do something to see them more.”

Courtois has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past as they look to replace Keylor Navas.

And his latest comments could encourage Los Blancos to make a move for the 26-year-old.

The 26-year-old was in good form for Chelsea last season, keeping 19 clean sheets in all competitions.

And Courtois will hope to continue that good form and help Belgium to a World Cup success.

The Red Devils take on Brazil in a quarter-final showdown on Friday.

Courtois has found himself in hot water in recent days after claiming England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is not tall enough.

Ex-Liverpool shot-stopper Chris Kirkland has hit out at the Belgian.

“It’s a disgrace that Thibaut Courtois has come out and said that – you don’t hammer a fellow goalkeeper, that’s a written rule,” he said.

“If he has said that then hopefully when he reflects on that he is embarrassed and is ashamed of what he said.”

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