Thibaut Courtois

Atletico Madrid sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero is sure that they will reach an agreement with Chelsea regarding the future of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

The 21-year-old younsgter is currently enjoying his third season at the Vicente Calderon Stadium where he has built a reputation as one of the finest shot stoppers in Europe.

Earlier in April the keeper said that he was going to reveal whether he is staying at Atletico Madrid or returning to Chelsea by the end of the month, but after the two sides were paired in the Champions League semi-final his decision has delayed.

Reports in Spain suggested at the time that Courtois was set to sign a new deal with Chelsea which would also prolong his loan spell in La Liga, with the Blues willing to grant another loan spell at Atletico once his long term future with them is addressed.

And even though other reports claim that Jose Mourinho wants him back at Stamford Bridge to fight for a place with Petr Cech, Atletico's sporting director has expressed their determination to keep Courtois in the squad next season.

"We have a very good relationship with Chelsea and I'm sure we'll reach an agreement that works out well for them, for Courtois and for Atlético Madrid," Caminero was quoted as saying by AS.

Meanwhile, Courtois will face Chelsea this Wednesday after Uefa declared invalid the agreement between Atletico Madrid and the west London club which renders him unalbe play unless the Spanish side pay compensation.

Atletico's sporting director also spoke about Costa's future, claiming that there is no intention to sell him even though some reports in Spain insisted earlier this month that the striker has already agreed personal terms to join the Blues.

"Last year we wanted to consolidate the group of players that we currently have, we renewed the contracts of pretty much all of them, including Diego Costa" Caminero said.

"Our minds are set on keeping this group of players together and steadily bring in one or two more, who can reinforce what we're doing with our project. We want all our big players to stay and we're planning for next season with him."