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Racing Genk keeper Courtois confirms Chelsea interest

Young Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed that Chelsea are showing interest and says he is thrilled with the link.

The 19-year old RacingGenk gloveman admits he would be interested in a move to a bigger club one day but at the moment is happy to continue developing in his homeland.

"It's wonderful that they have such confidence in me and see me as the successor of Petr Cech," Courtois told FM Brussel.

"Chelsea has a great sporting level and I can grow at ease for a few years until I reach the first team.

"This will not happen in a year or two, but three, four or five years. I might as well develop myself quietly.

"No matter what happens, I'll play again next season in the Genk jersey.

"Maybe I'll stay two years, it will depend on how I develop here. Then we'll see if I will be lent to an English team."

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