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Courtois not leaving Chelsea, says Mourinho

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By Jamie Elliott

Friday 21 February 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has declared that on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will not be sold in the summer, according to ESPN.

Thibaut Courtois

The 21-year-old is currently in his third loan spell at Atletico Madrid where is he making a name for himself with a string of excellent performances.

Despite his performances in Spain, the young Belgian has not made an appearance for the Blues since joining the club in 2011, although he is still considered to be the successor to current shot stopper Petr Cech.

“No,” Mourinho said when asked if Chelsea are worried about losing him. “We don't struggle to keep. He has two more years of contract.”

Cech looks set to continue for Chelsea for at least another year and another loan spell next season could be on the way for Courtois.

The Chelsea boss admitted that he did want to keep the player at the club but did not feel that he had to give the player any assurances about his future with the London side.

“I don't need to give assurances to any player. A player that has a contract with Chelsea, has a contract with Chelsea. If anyone wants him we have to know. The problem is when you want a player and they belongs to another club. It's easy to say we have no problems,” added Mourinho.

“We have a structure that does that every weekend and passes all the information they can pass. Not just in England but abroad. Everything that happens with them are our interest. Even things with the medical department. We're in control of the situation. I prefer to give them independence. They have to play for another club. At the end of the season we'll make decisions.”

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