Chelsea will keep hold of Barcelona, Real Madrid target Courtois

Chelsea plan to keep hold of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois next season.

The Sunday Mirror says his performances on-loan with Atletico Madrid have alerted the likes of Barcelona but Chelsea are keen to keep the 20-year-old as the long-term successor to Petr Cech.

The club are delighted with the progress he has made and he will be offered a significant pay rise to extend his stay at Chelsea when he returns from Spain.

That could mean an exit from Chelsea next summer for the two goalkeepers currently used as back-up to Cech - Ross Turnbull and Portuguese Hilario.

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