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Chelsea will allow keeper Courtois to return on loan to Madrid with one proviso

Chelsea are willing to extend the loan of Thibaut Courtois to Atletico Madrid for a second season providing the Belgian keeper will not be allowed to play in the UEFA Super Cup between the two sides in Monaco on August 31st. The 20-year-old was already eyeing an extended loan stay at that point and took to Twitter to write: "Now I want to win the Super Cup final with Athletic! I want to go to Neptune!"

Atletico coach Diego Simeone feels the decision is tough on the young keeper but accepts it is the Blues decision.

Simeone said: "This is bad news for the kid because it is a reward after a big Europa League win.

"But we could not fight too much because Chelsea are the owners."

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