ALMOST! Real reach advanced talks with Chelsea for Courtois

News By: Linus Onyeze | 18/07/2018

NOT AGAIN: Courtois doubles Chelsea misery

Real Madrid have reportedly reached an advanced stage in negotiations as they close in on signing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from.

According to reports in Spain, talks are at a very advanced stage, with Marca reporting the player is happy to move to the Spanish capital to be closer to his family, the story splashed across their front page on Wednesday morning along with the headline: 'Acceleration for Courtois'.

The 26-year-old has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and the Premier League club are ready to accept an offer for him, rather than let him go for nothing next summer.

And according to AS, Courtois has already started looking for property around the Spanish capital, a place he knows well having spent three seasons on loan there with Atletico.

It is thought that player's displays during the World Cup in Russia have accelerated a deal, and the fact the price quoted for the shot-stopper has dropped to a value acceptable to the Real hierarchy, believed to be around £36million.

Courtois has left the door open for a move away from Stamford Bridge following the World Cup, where he collected a bronze medal with Belgium.