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Chelsea goalkeeper Eduardo has joined Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan after signing a new contract with the Blues until June 2019 “with the option of extending his deal until the summer of 2020”, the club confirmed via their official website.

The 35-year-old failed to make a single appearance with Chelsea after being signed on 25th August 2016 and has been an unused substitute on 20 occasions for the Blues.

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Alisson Becker‘s agent Ze Maria has refused to confirm Chelsea have already set personal terms with the current AS Roma goalkeeper on a £100,000-a-week contract.

He told TeleRadio Stereo: “Nothing will happen in the next few days. Alisson is 100 per cent focused on the World Cup.”

Brazil face Belgium tomorrow (7PM BST) in Kazan. Chelsea stars Willian, Thibaut Courtois, and Eden Hazard are expected to start the game.

 

 

 

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Belgian goalkeeeper Thibaut Courtois has just one year left on his current contract with Chelsea and he has been linked many times with a possible move to Real Madrid.

Speaking to Belgian outlet Sporza, Courtois himself insisted he will decide on his future after Russia 2018 World Cup.

I have a certain preference, I already have ideas in my head, but I have moved everything until after the World Cup,” Courtois said. “If I want to go to Madrid? I do not know we’ll see. But I should still make a choice that is.”

In any case, the major factor in Courtois’ decision about where he will play next season, will be his family: “What is most important is my children. My daughter is three years old, my son is a year old, and I have not seen them for a year and a half. the Belgian goalkeeper admitted. “Facetime is beautiful, but seeing them grow up is something else. So my children will play an important role in my decision”.

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Speaking to Italian media Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed he’s not sure his former manager Maurizio Sarri will join Chelsea.

The Azzurri were recently linked to PSG goalkeeper Aerola and De Laurentiis was spotted in Paris but admitted that his trip to France was not linked with the transfer market:

“I was there because I had to attend a meeting of ECA”, he said.

“We have targeted him and Meret but there are two more players that we want. We have paid the release clause of Fabian Ruiz and I will only sell Hamsik for € 35 million, not € 30 million.”

“We have received an offer of € 15 million from China but whoever goes to play there is a former player to me.”

Questioned about Sarri, who many media claimed he was very close to be appointed as next Stamford Bridge boss, De Laurentiis said:

“Sarri? Are you sure he will join Chelsea? Who knows, time will tell…”

The Italian coach had € 8m release clause until the end of May, a clause that is not effective at the moment but that will work again since the 1st of July.

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The Chelsea back-up goalkeeper was involved in Nizhny-Novgorod as Croatia destroyed Argentina last night at the World Cup.

Willy Caballero, following a positive performance in the first half, made a disastrous clearance which went badly and Ante Rebic was superb in scoring with a volley.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic were absolutely stunning and their goals secured a 3-0 score.

Croatia are now top of the Group D with 6 points, while Iceland and Nigeria have a huge chance to claim the 2nd place courtesy of Argentina, who remain relegated with 1 point after 2 games.

Speaking about Caballero’s performance against Iceland, former Chelsea manager José Mourinho told Russia Today: “One chance, one goal, Caballero in goal or myself would be the same because I would save the same”.

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Thibaut Courtois has confirmed the uncertainty over his future at Chelsea won’t divert his attention as he’s focused only on representing Belgium National Team at the World Cup in Russia.

The goalkeeper, when asked whether he will stay at Stamford Bridge next season amid speculations over a potential exit to join Liverpool, told SkySports: “I think I proved at Chelsea the last two months that I don’t care about speculation,”

Courtois added: “I said what had to be said on that terms. I’m now focused on the World Cup. I think my performances proved that.”

It is understood Real Madrid are also adamant that Thibaut Courtois will consider a move to Spain following his successful spell at Atletico Madrid as Chelsea loanee.

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Italian outlet Gianluca Di Marzio.com has dropped the transfer market bomb tonight: Thibaut Courtois’ exit from Chelsea is certain and Liverpool have turned their sights on signing him.

The Belgium international is determined to leave Stamford Bridge this summer in search of a new challenge.

Chelsea failed to qualify for the Champions League with a fifth-place finish in the Premier League and the club have also failed in efforts to sign Courtois up to a new long-term deal.

The 26-year-old’s current contract runs out next summer ( 2019) and the Belgian keeper has refused every offer the Blues has made him to extend his contract.

Courtois is set to leave this summer, and will have the choice whether to stay in England or join Real Madrid.

The Champions of Europe and Liverpool are the top contenders for his signature, but it remains to be seen whether Chelsea would sell to a direct rival.

Chelsea may be persuaded to part ways with Courtois as he enters the final 12 months of his contract, rather than lose him on a free transfer next summer.

 

 

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On Saturday, Chelsea will face Manchester United in the Fa Cup final at Wembley and the Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois knows very well Jose Mourinho will study something special to beat his former team and lift the trophy.

He always has surprises in the games he has played against us,” Courtois told the London Evening Standard. He has different systems to play. Sometimes he played three at the back, sometimes four. He will always find something. I think it’ll be a good game, lots of familiar faces on both sides. I hope it’ll be a good game with Chelsea as the winner. We can know a little bit how he set up in the last two years against us, but that’s it.”

Chelsea gained just one point in their two last Premier League games, but Courtois thinks these results are not having a negative effect on the Blues’ confidence: “The confidence is all right,” the Belgian goalkeeper added. “It was not a good performance from us. But we’ve showed we can bounce back the game after. This is a different cup, different to the Premier League and we just have to go for it. That’s most important. After a season of ups and downs, we can finish on an up.”

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has withdrawn from Belgium’s squad to face Saudi Arabia due to an ongoing hamstring issue and now he is a major doubt for Easter Sunday’s clash against Spurs.

Blues boss Antonio Conte confirmed the Belgian keeper was suffering from a “muscular problem” ahead of last weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Leicester City, although second goalkeeper Willy Caballero usually starts domestic cup games.

Courtois joined up with Roberto Martinez‘s national side anyway but Belgium have confirmed he will continue his rehabilitation at Chelsea training ground in Cobham and won’t take part in Tuesday’s friendly.

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