Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois has remained the subject of endless transfer rumours after radio station Cadena Ser reported earlier this week that the keeper had agreed terms in principle to join Real Madrid in 2016, once his contract at Stamford Bridge expires.

Cadena Ser suggested that the Belgian had already told Real officials of his intention to move to the Santiago Bernabeu and would put pen to paper on a pre-contract deal in the near future.

Meanwhile, one of the most important Spanish newspapers reported that Chelsea would be keen to sell him for £25m in the summer. Daily AS claimed that Jose Mourinho would rather sell him at the end of the season, as in 2015 Courtois will have just one season remaining on his contract lowering his valuation.

However, after Atletico took its place as one of Europe's top eight clubs as they beat AC Milan in their Champions League last 16 tie, the Belgium international denied the rumours saying: "I have denied the Real Madrid rumours in three or four languages.

"Everyone knows they say those things to try and unsettle the team, but it does not affect us.

"I have contract with Atletico until 31st June and then two more years with Chelsea. I want to continue here, they want me to continue and I do not think they [Chelsea] want to sell me," Courtois clarified in the post-match interview with Canal+.

According to Daily AS, Atletico Madrid's sources have maintained the player "has always been very clear with us and that is why we keep talking with Chelsea to try to get him to play more years at Atletico."

The 21-year-old has garnered a reputation as one of the best keepers in the world during three consecutive seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, even though he is yet to make an appearance for the Blues.