Real Madrid given boost as Courtois contract update leaves Chelsea hanging

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois during the press conference

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois during the press conference. PETER CZIBORRA

"Regarding my contract, that's the thing where Chelsea must deal with my agent (Christophe Henrotay)".

Courtois' contract expires in 2019 and in a little over twelve months time, the Belgium global is free to talk to overseas clubs.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed that there has been no development regarding talks over a new contract with the club, according to the Mail Online.

Courtois, 25, replaced Petr Cech as Chelsea's number one at the start of the 2014-15 campaign after spending three straight seasons with La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid between 2011 and 2014.

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Manchester United's David De Gea has always been a priority for Los Blancos, and he came close to a move two years ago but it fell through at the final hour.

Courtois speaking about his Chelsea future.

The Belgium No 1's deal expires at the end of next season, and he rejected the offer of a new one in the summer.

Courtois said: "The thing for me, the most important thing, is to perform well for myself and the team".

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Real Madrid's interest in Courtois is well-known to the point that Chelsea tried to deter the Spanish champions by slapping a £70m fee on the goalkeeper's head.

There has been no new contact between the club and the player's representatives since then as the talk of his long term future at the club continue to swirl around Stamford Bridge.

'We have so many games at the moment, and I prefer to focus on the team's games, my own performances'.

The Belgium global has enjoyed plenty of success during his time in London, winning two Premier League titles and the league cup.

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