Real Target Tells Chelsea He Wants To Leave

Chelsea news Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea news Maurizio Sarri

Thibaut Courtois has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer.

The 26-year-old is thought to be keen on returning to Madrid, having previously spent three years on loan at Atletico and where his two children are still based.

British media reports said Brazil worldwide Willian had become a target for Barcelona and Manchester United following the breakdown of his relationship with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte towards the end of last season.

"The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona", he told ESPN. "I want only players with very high level of motivation", said Sarri, who has replaced Antonio Conte in charge.

Thibaut Courtois looks to be on his way out of Chelsea after it has emerged that the Belgian goalkeeper has gone AWOL ahead of their opening Premier League game against Huddersfield.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has also been linked with Real, but did attend training with the Blues on Monday.

The Chelsea head coach has admitted the pair did not speak about Hazard's future, despite ongoing links with Real Madrid.

Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City from Leicester. My head is here at the Chelsea, but we never know about tomorrow.

Willian struggled to hold down a spot in the Blues' starting lineup last term, and the Brazilian took a swipe at his then-manager after being snubbed for the FA Cup final win over Manchester United in May.

However, it's not just Sarri who wants him to remain.

"Chelsea wants for the best players to stay", said Luiz.

Their search has so far hit a brick wall, leaving the West London club to switch their attention to Stoke City and England 'keeper Jack Butland, according to reports by Sky Sports.

He said: "For any manager I'll play any style of play, but for this manager it's my type of style".

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