Having pulled out of the race to sign Roma goaltender Alisson in the summer, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is now keen on bringing Thibaut Courtois to Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.
The Belgian international could be forced to move out of Stamford Bridge due to the team’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
According to AS, Real Madrid are set to offer €60m bid for the Belgian international before the start of next season.
Though the offer looks too low considering the goalie’s experience and exploits for Chelsea in their forgettable season, that price is also good enough for the goalkeeper who conceded more than 40 goals in a season.
Eden Hazard is another player who might be joining Courtois in the move towards Stamford Bridge’s exit door according to the same publication.
The Belgian playmaker was out of form for the larger period of the season — an unusual occurrence which could be traced to his unhealthy relationship with Antonio Conte.
With one year left in both players’ contract with the Blues, Abramovich must convince them to renew their respective contracts before the start of next season. He could also decide to cash-in on their signatures in the coming transfer period.
Meanwhile, both players have been named in Belgium’s 35-man provisional World Cup squad which was released by Ronald Koeman last night. They are surely going to make the final 23-man squad should there be no case of injury or sickness.