Paris Saint-Germain 'open talks' with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois over off-season move
Posted: 13 April 2018 Time: 16:00
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly started negotiations with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois over a move to the Ligue 1 giants.
The Belgium international signed for the Blues in 2011 before spending three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, eventually returning to west London in 2014 to stake his claim as the first-choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge.
Courtois was instrumental in Chelsea's march to the Premier League title last season but this term has proved difficult for Antonio Conte's men, with a top-four finish in England increasingly unlikely, given they sit 10 points off fourth with six games remaining.
That means no UEFA Champions League football for the London giants next season, something which has led to suggestions some of the club's biggest stars could look to depart in the off-season.
Chelsea, though, are believed to have taken a firm stance in terms of contract negotiations and are set to hold onto Courtois for next term and allow him to leave for free in 2019, according to Daily Mail.
However, that has reportedly not stopped PSG from pursuing the shot-stopper, with RMC Sport claiming the mega-rich French side have already begun negotiations over a move to Parc des Princes.