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Barcelona Court Thibaut

Our talented young Belgian keeper continues to attract attention whilst on loan at Atletico Madrid.

Thibaut Courtois, seen as the logical successor to the legend that is Per Cech, is now beginning to attract the attention of Barcelona.

The Catalan giants see Courtois as the successor to Victor Valdo and are keen to instigate a transfer to enable Courtois to be at the Nou Camp in time for next season.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea are tempted to do a deal or simply stick two fingers up at one of our greatest European rivals.

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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 6 2013

Time: 9:04AM

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come May 2014 we have to make a decision, especially as Courtois is refusing to sign a contract extension...
he's not ready to take a risk this season due to world season he will.cech's place is his aim...
Chelsea n Torres Fan
We have to hold on to him by all means ... This young man is unbelievable.
We must be extremely rigorous about this as we are not Tottenham or Arsenal, and we must prove that we will keep our best/most talented players under any circumstance and by any means necessary. He has three years to run on his contract so we MUST NOT consider any harassment from the Spanish club, no matter if he actually asks for a move or not. I think he could surpass Cech this year and would get a realistic shot at a place in our team anyway.
Good boy!
No point now. Next summer we need to decide one way or another.
just a simple swap of messi and courtois...would be okk for us...
if i have to choose then i will choose courtois over cech.cech is legend no doubt,one of my favourites but courtois is the long term one...
Chelsea n Torres Fan
He should be standing in between posts for us next season. We thank Cech for his hard work for Chelsea. He should understand that since he also took over the No. 1 spot from Cudicini prior to this. City did that to Given for Hart... Cech could be our back-up and plays in the Cup game...
now the club has to be "sly"....either give Courtois verbal "assurances" that he's replacing Cech next season to get him to sign a contract extension so that we still have "control" over him, or give Cech a 3 year contract then come May 2014 Courtois takes over...only then can Cech be the sub keeper and if he wants out we get decent moola
^^^^it's just business, nothing personal
Barca wont get TC on cheap, bcos even if chelsea decided to sell him, there will be a bidding war between RM & Barca...Either way chelsea will gain....But, personally i dont want us to sell him...Get the extension signed and assure him that he can spend next 1-2 yrs on loan in EPL & then replace Cech in 2 yrs
Your a bit silly, nothing personal.
To all the doubters:
don delsy
If his heart is with us,nothing 2 worry about.
then why did he refuse to sign a contract extension if "his heart is with us"?? *smh*
the difference between success and failure lies in 2 things, 1) making decisions and 2) acting on them....
And the Barca fanboy m.asq.uerading as a Chelsea fan starts his usual bouts of knee-jerk trolling and spamming the thread simply because farcelona was mentioned. LOLest ;) Believe Chelsea [read, farcelona's nemesis] will ever sell farcelona any, read my lips, ANY YOUNG PLAYER [except a retiring old one like the Gudjohnsens of this club] AND YOU'LL BELIEVE ANY BS IN THE WORLD! Courtois stays blue alongside his numerous compatriots, and succeeds Cech come 2014! Simples. You think Mourinho is as dumb and as clueless as Pep in the "transfer tavern" who frittered away £45m plus a then 28-year-old Samuel Eto'o to get a 'dud' misfitting asset as Zlatan then you sure have got another think coming! End of.
HGH Magic
its seems that the most famous La Masia is not producing the defenders & they just train only Midfielders???
Barca has a special love for chelsea players....
my comment was not necessarily about Chelsea selling to Barca but Courtois leaving Chelsea for any club on the cheap (he has 1 year left after this season)...perhaps if you asked for an explanationyou'd have saved yourself the embarrassment of harping on about nothing
When is/was it he refused 2 sign a contract extension?if he refused,then why is he saying he is coming back after this season?
Apparently true, @Blu_run [best thing you've said on here for weeks! Well done ;)], yet the irony is obviously lost on our dense resident troll on here and their other deluded fanboys with delusions of grandeur worldwide. *smh*
HGH Magic
Just IGNORE the troll Blu_run - he has clearly realized his folly. You see his funny rescue mission which has spectacularly failed? LOLest ;) Lmao
HGH Magic
@mq he has 2 years after this season left on his contract
don delsy
@mq he has 2 years after this season left on his contract
don delsy
Something to ponder on.....
BLUE5 -----
Courtois has quickly denied any interest in Barca today. Suddenly players seem to prefer Chelsea to Barcelona. David Luiz, Juan Mata, and Thibaut Courtois have all denied an interest in Barcelona. The EPL is the in thing.
Gary Sampson
I briefly wrote for Give Me Sport and I can assure you they're one hell of a useless rag! They belong in the same league as Daily Mail, Caugh Offside, Bleacher report etc. Thus, believe any BS they fart and publish and you'll believe anything in the world! Get the real deal here, with real verifiable quotes from Thibaut Courtois himself: But trust me, as a sad b*tthurt farcelona fanboy your anti-Chelsea fetish and taste for any 'news' anti-CFC is perfectly understandable. Get a grip already! QED.
HGH Magic
I read reports about Courtois' agents blocking any contract extension talks earlier in the summer, but Courtois on international duty said he willing to take a risk and comeback next year. This year being a World cup year, he couldn't take a risk of not playing. .......Whatever the situation, it can be dealt with next season end. Not an urgent issue now. ........
^^^ The Masquerading One ;)
HGH Magic
Since everyone keeps sharing links left right centre, dis is about ibrahimovic's opinion on mourinho and guardiola:
don delsy
More worrying right now is both Hazard and Oscar have picked up knocks. SO against Everton in 2 weeks, Mata and Willian may be needed.
They would've still been needed with or without ZaCar, @syed. Hazard will be out only for 2weeks according to reports while Oscar may even make the matchday squad.
HGH Magic
Those minor injuries are happening even b4 they play.thanks we'v a big squad this time around.
So sick of RM and Barca. Why don't they pay off some of their huge debt first before keep on buying 100s of mill.
Pavel Permiachkin
Pavel - never mind the Catalan mob...they have their ways and means of settling with "their" Platini and his FFP "selective" gospel. But Madrid already recouped the best parts of their Bale investment through the sales of Higuain, Jose Callejon and Ozil, plus merchandise and, of course, obliterating the Kaka drainpipe from their wage bill. Perez can be such a dumbass when it comes to the sporting front - cue him disposing of Arjen Robben, Wes Sneijder and Van Der Vaart simply because Ramon Calderon [his arch-rival for the Madrid presidency] bought them - but believe me when I say, Don Perez can be a very shrewd businessman and deft politician as this singular move of procuring Bale [and Spanish prodigies, Isco & Illaramendi in one transfer window] absolutely nullifies and neutralizes whatever statement Sandro Rossell thought he made with Neymar while at the same time, with the same 'master' stone, killing off the Calderon "flightless" bird. Talk of killing two birds with a stone!
HGH Magic
Does not remove RM debt that they have.
Pavel Permiachkin
Yea, doesn't. But isn't the entire Spanish economy running on liquidity deficit?!
HGH Magic
Yeah so I don't get why are they aloud to buy more players they can't afford.
Pavel Permiachkin
Give him another 3 and a half years contract extension and let him and cech fight it out next season, by 2015 he'll probably be above cech and we can either make cech no.2 or sell him for profit. That offcourse would depend on jamal improving too
This is a not even news and Barcelona shouldn't waste their time and not end up being hurt like Luiz. Thibaut Courtois's contract ends in 2016 and not 2015 contrary to some posts here so after the world cup year, he has 2 years left. However, Chelsea is trying to get the contract extension early enough. The lad has also gotten commitments that he will replace Cech from day 1 and the lad was blasted for making the comments public. Mourinho also wanted the lad to return this year, but he obviously made the right choice in staying in Atletico especially in a world cup year. Atletico Madrid will be playing UCL football this year, La Liga and Supercup compared to Chelsea where he would be fighting for a shirt with Petr Cech. Recall that Pool have signed another Belgain keeper who would get a lot of game time in Simon Mignolet. So his chances at Belgium this year will be threatened if he returned to CFC this season.
While i know they will never get their grubby hands on Thibaut just hearing they are interested in the guy makes my blood boil. These Catalan hypocrites used to cry to the high heavens that they produced all the best players right there in the equivalent of footie heaven called La Masia..this was what they used to perennially insult us, Real and other so called "buying teams". Let them grow their own goalkeeper and back line defenders otherwise i am happy with them continuing to play defensive mids like Mascherano as CBs and FBs..maybe someday they will have Pique in goal as well. After all their tika taka philosophy is supposed to make defense optional anyway. They will likely run away with la liga again this year which is a reflection not of their quality but of the sordid state La Liga is in..what i await is when they again meet their waterloo in european competition where no one of substance is quaking in their boots any longer to play them.
GabeU good points exactly how I feel, and attach the huge debt they already owe that I mentioned before and I just don't see how that team is displayed as some gods of "Beautiful Football". Some people on this site will be offended with our comments because even though they might be "Chelsea fans" they live and die by that stupid Barca beautiful football.
Pavel Permiachkin
GabeU's post is post of the new season.Made my day.100% spot on.
After their blatant tapping up of Mata and David Luiz, we should refuse to do business with the lousy Catalans. And they don't have anything to trade that we'd need (i.e. neither a striker nor a CB). If we could use him to pry Raphaėl Varane from Real, though, then we should sell! Cech is a legend and will offer at least another 4 years of quality service, and by that time a lot of things may have changed and Sam Walker may be an option.
The guy wanted to stay in Madrid this season, Chelsea should've said of course upon condition you extend your contract, Staggering ineptitude if they haven't done this
Lokesi france/2013/09/07/4243246/thiago-silva- shares-frustration-over-broken-barca-dream
at least the apostles of all things right and pure are being found out to be who they really are.....coutois better learn......and avoid the advice of people like @mq who will support their every move... stay a true blue sun.....the barca storm is ova....the scales hav fallen frm players' they see beyond tiki taka crap and see them for what they are....freaking hypocrites.....luiz turns dem thiago silva....hahahahahaha

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