Chelsea's on loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is confident the European champions won't swap him for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.

The Blues are long-term admirers of Falcao, and with Fernando Torres, despite having scored 15 goals this season, continuing to flounder in attack the club are likely to move to bolster their attacking resources.

Courtois is currently in the second year of a loan spell at Atletico, having featured 23 times this season as the club hone in on a second place finish in La Liga but has dismissed suggestions he could be used a makeweight in the deal to bring Falcao to Chelsea.

Thibaut Courtois
Courtois is hopeful of becoming the Chelsea No.1

"A lot of things the press say are nonsense," Courtois said. "They are guessing.

"They know Chelsea want Falcao but Chelsea have told me, 'The last thing we want to do is sell you'. Maybe they are lying to me but I don't think so.

"They will continue with Cech for two more years, I believe. The problem is I think that Chelsea didn't expect me to be at this level this soon. I've developed really quickly. It's a very good situation for Chelsea."

The 20 year old has kept 11 clean sheets this season, performances which have helped Atletico create a four-point gap between themselves and local rivals Real Madrid with 14 league games remaining.

While Atletico face an uphill task to continue their defence of the Europa League after a 2-0 first leg defeat at home to Rubin Kazan, Chelsea take a one-goal lead to Stamford Bridge in the second leg of their tie against Sparta Prague.

And defender Gary Cahill is delighted with Chelsea's position heading into the return fixture.

"You've got to take teams seriously, they're a quality outfit and made it tough for us away from home," Cahill said.

"We're playing at Stamford Bridge and are always confident but we won't take it lightly, they made it difficult for long periods of that game. In Europe, our home form, we're unbeaten in quite a few games and hopefully it can continue.

"When we play at Stamford Bridge we should always be confident, it's not a place many teams want to come and play."