Chelsea keeper Courtois warns off Barcelona

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has dismissed talk of interest from Barcelona.

Barca are keen on the Belgian, currently on-loan with Atletico Madrid.

He said: “The club (Chelsea) and Jose Mourinho wanted me back for this season and also considered the option of sending me out to a team in the Premier League.

"But I was not interested in this option, I feel good in Madrid and wanted to play in the Champions League with Atletico. I was not afraid of fighting for a spot with Petr Cech. I have no fear of anyone, I believe in my qualities.

“I could have gone (back to Chelsea) and it may have worked out perfectly, but then again I may not have been playing and could have risked losing my starting place with the national team. It would have been a risk for the World Cup.

"Next year? I can afford to take more risks. But for now, the important thing for me as a young player is to reach a higher level."

 
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