Chelsea close in on Petr Cech replacement

Chelsea are interested in signing goalkeepr Thibaut Courtois from Belgium side Genk but may face competition for his signature from Atletico Madrid. Courtois is just 19 but is regarded as one of the most talented young goalkeepers in Europe.

TalkSport Radio is reporting that Chelsea are interested in bringing the youngster to Stamford Bridge. They are trying to sign the player before the start of the pre-season training but many of Europe’s top clubs are now interested in Courtois and a bidding war may start.

Reports from Spain are saying that Atletico Madrid are especially interested since their current goalkeeper David de Gea is set to leave for Manchester United this summer.

Courtois has been a senior player at Genk since 2008 but has broken into the first side this season, making 40 appearances. He was voted goalkeeper of the year and the Genk player of the year.

Current goalkeeper Petr Cech is 29 years and will have several years left at Stamford Bridge but the Chelsea management is looking to add young blood to the Chelsea squad in all positions.

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  1. Gary says

    Good. Its a sign that Chelsea is thinking long term. We do need a good replacement keeper.

  2. west says

    yeh cech have cause more harm than good to chelsea.concedes cheap goal and run after goal instead of diving.he is unpredictable

  3. Wizzyblack says

    I hope he won’t be a flop like Rose Turnbull… We need a young backup goalkeeper like De Gea.

  4. Victor says

    Dats a welcom development.we need to easy of some work load on peter chec.

  5. nzenwa2 says

    am really tired n fedup, infact d whole tin is boring me.all abt chelsea is rumour,we cnt even b sure of one signing. They hv 2 make dis rumours a reality. We need modric, neymar,vdw n a young keeper.though falcoa n lukaku re shld do smtin …..oooooo

  6. Ricky says

    Peter cech is still great..but however…a young new Good replacement in hand will be always welcome

  7. new chelsea number 11 says

    petr cech should stay because is ranked number 3 in the world of goalkeepers

  8. smogzaz says

    what we /fans/ have to offer them/players coach/is just to appreciate their effort cus they ar there to make their fans happy and am very sure ALL chelsea players,board ar workin towards that.

  9. Josh says

    It is a good new….. petr cech can still play but chelsea need a good replacement keeper if petr cech can’t play….

  10. Seazar says

    Good signing if it happens, because we need a replacement for cech he plays too many games per season! He needs breaks. But I’m sick of all this rumours of chelsea are interested in so nd so nd not doing anything bout it! move in 4 the kill! Get all these players because I swear if we dont get a striker, two midfielders nd a right back then I swear I’m jumping ship! Chelsea needs change nd It needs to happen now! Can we win champions league? not with this current squad no!!

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