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Report: Real Madrid switch attention back to Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid to target Courtois signing?
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Real Madrid are reportedly focusing their attention back on Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as an alternative to Manchester United stopper David de Gea.

Real Madrid have reportedly focused their attention back on Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

The 25-year-old - who previously played for Real's city rivals Atletico Madrid - has two children, both of whom live with their mother in the Spanish capital.

Although Courtois is currently in talks with the Blues over a new contract, he has admitted that his "heart is in Madrid" and remains open to a move to the Bernabeu.

Los Blancos, meanwhile, are thought to have David de Gea at the top of their shortlist, but are aware of speculation suggesting that the Spaniard is to sign a new Manchester United deal soon.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Real are also not willing to spend more than €90m (£79m) for a new goalkeeper and, with De Gea supposedly valued at €120m (£105m), Courtois is deemed a better all-round option in terms of price and personal circumstances.

Courtois's existing deal at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of next season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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