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Barcelona target Courtois has no plans to return to Chelsea

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois plans to inform Chelsea he wants to be sold.

Sport says Courtois, now in his third season on-loan with Atletico, has no intention of ever returning to Chelsea to play second fiddle to Petr Cech.

Instead, the Belgian intends to encourage a bid from Barca, where president Sandro Rosell has already confirmed their interest.

Barca are in the market for a replacement for want-away Victor Valdes and are ready to open talks with Chelsea about a fee for Courtois before the end of this season.

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