Thibaut Courtois
Courtois will reveal his decision at the end of the season.

Thibaut Courtois has made a decision over his Chelsea future but will wait until the end of the season before going public.

The Belgian goalkeeper has spent the past three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, helping the club to Europa League and Copa del Rey successes as well as qualification for the Champions League while this term sees the club in a three-way tussle for the La Liga title.

Courtois will travel to the World Cup as the Belgian No.1 this summer and has gradually gained a reputation as one of the finest stoppers on the continent during a successful spell with Atletico.

Therefore, the 21 year old is unlikely to settle for being the No.2 behind Petr Cech who is showing no sign of slowing down under Jose Mourinho's regime at Chelsea and throws Courtois' long-term future into doubt.

But nevertheless Courtois has come to a decision regarding his Chelsea future but will delay any announcement until after the summer, with Atletico fighting on domestic and European fronts during the remainder of the campaign.

"I will tell you my decision, I will communicate it soon. But for now I am concentrating on the games that we have," Courtois said of his Chelsea future.

Atletico face Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final tie on Tuesday at the Nou Camp, with Courtois facing among the many sides linked with his services.

Despite being separated by just a point in La Liga, Barca nevertheless represent illustrious opponents for Atletico as four-time winners of the competition but Courtois says his side are not be daunted.

"We have shown this season that we are at the same level as Barcelona. They were all tight encounters with very few goals. Another tough game awaits, but we will be ready," Courtois told Marca.

"We hope to get a good result, but we will have to wait and see what happens. It is always special to play at Camp Nou and we are keen to get a good result ahead of the second leg.

"We want to win, but even a draw or a 2-1 defeat would be a good result for us. A result like that would keep the tie alive. Of course, an away win would be the ideal scenario.

"Barcelona will start with attacking intentions, because they know we are very strong at the Vicente Calderon. We have to defend well and try and hit them on the counterattack."