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Chelsea Force Real Target To Stay After Rejecting £31m Bid

03 August, 2018, 21:49 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Maurizio Sarri sends message to Michy Batshuayi over Chelsea future

According to the Daily Express, the Blues will not allow Belgium worldwide Thibaut Courtois to leave Stamford Bridge this season, despite what the player's wish to do so.

Butland's long-term future has been put in doubt ever since their relegation to the Championship last season.

Despite the player's desire, it appears as though a £31 million bid from Los Blancos won't be enough to force Chelsea to acquiesce to the sale.

Thibaut Courtois' future at Chelsea remains uncertain, but Sarri hopes the Belgium goalkeeper will stay.

Other options for a possible Courtois replacement include Stoke's Jack Butland, Kevin Trapp of PSG, and veteran Pepe Reina.

Not only has he started all of Chelsea's pre-season friendlies so far, but along with summer import Jorginho he has probably been their best player.

"I don't know if he will be able to play on Sunday, but he has nothing serious", Sarri said. Whether or not the transfer will happen is still up in the air but it is understood that Maurizio Sarri is extremely interested in bringing Lewandowski to Chelsea with a clear lack of a prolific goal scorer last term.

"I don't know him", Mourinho told beIN Sports, according to Football Italia.

'It depends especially on him I think. I want to speak to him.

And when asked how confident he was about that prediction, Sarri replied: "Very confident".

That tournament may feel a long time ago now, yet the two Real Madrid targets have barely had a moment out of the headlines since then.

"I want to win, because it's very important to have immediately a trophy".

Sarri improved all of Napoli's front-line during his time at the Stadio San Paolo.

"We have to improve, of course".


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