The Daily Mail says Simeone wants to keep hold of Courtois, who is on-loan from Chelsea, and striker Diego Costa, also a Blues target, next season. After defeat in the Champions League final to Real Madrid, Simeone said: "We will rest a bit, watch the World Cup and then we will be back to defend our league title." Courtois certainly spoke as if he wants to stay after the defeat by Real Madrid but it is largely out of Atletico's hands.
"If I have to go back to Chelsea just to play FA Cup and League Cup games, I will have to look for a solution."
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