Kepa Arrizabalaga a Chelsea target to replace Thibaut Courtois

Kepa Arrizabalaga a Chelsea target to replace Thibaut Courtois

Meanwhile, Courtois has failed to show up for the first two days of training after the World Cup, despite being scheduled to return on Monday for medical tests ahead of the new season.

Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga is another goalkeeper target for Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands.

Courtois' Chelsea and Belgium team-mate Eden Hazard is also being linked with a move to Real, but Willian insists he is happy at the club despite interest in the Brazilian from Barcelona.

Willian
Willian

The Brazilian global publicly insists he's content in west London but Willian has fuelled speculation of a move to Man Utd after hailing Mourinho as the best manager he's worked with and confirming he'd love to work with him again in the future.

Los Blancos have not yet made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the Belgium worldwide, with Chelsea waiting to have their replacement lined up before sanctioning the deal.

"I hope he's not the same as Conte!" he told ESPN Brasil.

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"I don't know if there was any official bid [from Manchester United], but some things have happened", he said.

Informal contact has been made between the two clubs at boardroom level, but Stoke want any potential deal sorted out quickly so that can find a replacement themselves.

"But I have my head here and I intend to continue in the club unless the club wants to sell me".

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After the Wembley showdown, the Italian admitted he would sanction Courtois' departure if the goalkeeper expresses a desire to leave.

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