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Courtois on the verge of joining Madrid
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Courtois on the verge of joining Madrid

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is on the verge of wrapping up a move to Real Madrid in a deal worth around 35 million euros ($41 million), according to the Spanish media 

“Courtois, decision imminent,” Madrid sports daily Marca ran as its headline, claiming that the record 13-time European champions are “confident of his signing.”

“The Courtois soap opera is coming to its end. The target, who yesterday did not attend Chelsea training despite being at the end of his holidays, speeds up the process to sign for Real Madrid, an announcement that could become official in the coming hours,” Marca wrote.

Los Blancos will pay 35 million euros to bring the former Atletico Madrid man, voted the best goalkeeper at the World Cup, to the Bernabeu, according to Marca.

“Courtois doesn’t come to Chelsea training,” noted Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo, for whom “his destination will be Real Madrid.”

AS, another Madrid-based sports daily, said: “Chelsea give Courtois up for lost and want (Athletic Bilbao’s) Kepa Arrizabalaga to be his replacement.”

It added the Premier League club “are willing to pay the 80 million euro release clause to Athletic” for the 23-year-old Spain international.

Speculations are rife that Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak may likely join Chelsea, who are willing to bid for the shot-stopper.

Courtois, who spent three seasons at Atletico from 2011 to 2014, has repeatedly stated his desire to move closer to his two children in the Spanish capital.

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