Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 'hopes' that Thibaut Courtois will remain at Stamford Bridge, but admits that he cannot be sure whether a move to Real Madrid will go through.
has said that he "does not know" how much longer Maurizio Sarri will remain a Thibaut Courtois player following heavy links with a move to Chelsea . Real Madrid
The La Liga giants are
reportedly determined to land the Belgian stopper before the end of the transfer window, which still has just under a month to run for European clubs.
Courtois has refused to play down talk of a move away from Stamford Bridge, and has also previously suggested that he could be lured to the Spanish capital as it is where his children live.
Chelsea have been tipped to move for
, Jordan Pickford or Kasper Schmeichel if they lose Courtois, but Sarri is hopeful that a replacement will not be required for the time being. Jack Butland
"At the moment Courtois is the goalkeeper at Chelsea," he told reporters ahead of
Sunday's Community Shield. "I don't know in the future. It depends on the club, it depends especially on him but I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper."
On the subject of
, meanwhile, Sarri insisted that Willian he is "very confident" of keeping the Brazilian forward in West London.
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