Chelsea goalkeeper and mooted Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois is no closer to signing a new deal with the Premier League champions and instead to choosing to focus on a hectic fixture schedule for the Blues rather than resolve his long-term future.
Courtois has been Chelsea's number one goalkeeper since returning from three years on loan at Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 and has developed into one of Europe's best stoppers since leaving Genk in 2011.
The Belgium international has long been on the radar of Real, who have never seemed completely settled with current number one Keylor Navas despite helping Los Blancos to two successive Champions League successes but now seem to be pursuing Athletic Bilbao stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga, whose contract runs out at the end of the season.
Real have also pursued Manchester United 'keeper David de Gea in the past, but Courtois' recent admission may spark Zinedine Zidane's side into action, though the former Atletico star is not planning to sort out his future until the summer.
"The thing for me, the most important thing, is to perform well for myself and the team," Courtois told Goal. "Regarding my contract, that's the thing where Chelsea must deal with my agent. I don't think there have been any new developments.
"We have so many games at the moment, and I prefer to focus on the team's games, my own performances. There will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks."
Courtois may be unmoved by his current contract situation but Chelsea will be looking to tie the 25-year-old down to a new long-term deal and ward off any lingering interest from Real.
The former Atletico star is open to committing his future to Antonio Conte's side and said he would happily pen fresh terms if Chelsea offered him a good deal, but for the time being his focus rests on matters on the pitch, starting with the Blues' penultimate Champions League group stage clash against Qarabag.