Maurizio Sarri has spoken to Thibaut Courtois
The Blues goalkeeper only has one year left on his contract and appears intent on returning to Spain
Thibaut Courtois has told Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave Chelsea.
The Belgian goalkeeper reportedly met with the Italian following the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City at Wembley.
And with Sarri open to selling players not committed, Courtois, with a year left on his deal, has made his intentions apparent, claim ESPN.
The Blues boss reiterated his desire to hear directly from Courtois if he wanted to push through a move to Real Madrid before the end of the month.
“I am not interested in the agent,” he said after his side were beaten by Manchester City in the Community Shield.
“I want to hear if Courtois will say the same to me. I only want players with a very high level of motivation.
“I talked to them two days ago, so I know what they will say to me tomorrow. I’m ready. But I think more good [news] than bad.”
Courtois would not be pushed when he spoke to the Belgian media about his future before meeting with his new boss following Antonio Conte’s sacking.
“My transfer? I am not going to say anything about that now, it is a delicate situation,” Courtois said.
“I cannot say much, I am not thinking about that, I am calm and becoming anxious would not help. What is important is to be ready for next season.”