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Courtois warns Chelsea he won't return to be Cech reserve

Thibaut Courtois insists he won't return to Chelsea to play second fiddle to Petr Cech. Courtois, Belgium's World Cup goalkeeper, has spent the last three years on loan from the Blues to Atletico Madrid and was one of their key men as the Spanish side won La Liga and reached the final of the Champions League.

"When will I know about my future? It will be after the World Cup I think, then everything will be clear,: he said.

"I spoke to him (Mourinho) in May, before the game against Barcelona. In the week he discussed with me what he thinks about me and about everything. That is it.

"Do I want to number one wherever I play next season? Yes, I think with my age and the performances I had I want to play. To be on the bench is not the nicest thing."

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