Chelsea are still refusing to accept Real Madrid’s offer for Thibaut Courtois as they haven’t found a replacement yet. Game’s on, the pressure too. See his agent’s statement in ‘the Sun’ - a little bit of human touch: it’s all about the children. 6 more days to get a deal.#cfc pic.twitter.com/OihI8GOdJc— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) August 4, 2018
Despite the 26-year-old having entered the final year of his deal at Chelsea which ensures he will be able to leave next summer on a free transfer, the Blues have remained firm in their stance that their £40m valuation be met.
"For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.
"It is understandable people might be upset because he wants to leave the club, we accept that. But this is a human decision based on someone wanting to be close to his children - and that is a reasonable thing too," he added.
Don't be surprised to see Thibaut Courtois actively push for his Real Madrid move in the coming days. He's desperate to go— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) August 4, 2018
While the pressure is being mounted from Courtois' side, Chelsea will have limited time to secure a replacement for the keeper if they do decide to let him leave this summer as the transfer window for incoming players comes to an end on Thursday.