Chelsea are ready to take Thibaut Courtois away from Atletico Madrid.

Atletico have held talks with Chelsea about extending the Belgium goalkeeper's loan into a third season.

But it's understood Chelsea intend to recall him for preseason training ahead of loaning the youngster to a Premier League rival to continue his development.

Chelsea are grooming Courtois as Petr Cech's long-term successor, though are in a bind with the Belgian outstanding for Atletico this season while their Czech Republic No1 shows no signs of slowing down.