Wilmots: Courtois will be at Chelsea

Belgium Coach Marc Wilmots has said Thibaut Courtois will play for Chelsea next season, Sky Sports has reported.

Wilmots was overheard speaking with Gerard Houllier, who is at the World Cup as part of the FIFA technical committee. A conversation between the national team Coach and the former Liverpool boss was broadcast on Belgian television.

“Does he [Courtois] go back to Chelsea?” Houllier is said to have asked Wilmots. “He goes back to Chelsea,” came the reply.

“They will sell Cech, then?” Houllier continued, with Wilmots responding: “If possible, yes.”

Courtois moved to Chelsea in 2011 but has spent the last three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, winning the Spanish title and reaching the Champions League final last season. He has also been ever-present for Belgium in the World Cup as the Red Devils have beaten both Algeria and Russia thus far.

Cech has been a Chelsea player since 2004, moving to Stamford Bridge from Rennes. The Czech Republic international has played more than 300 times for the Blues and won a number of trophies, including the Champions League.

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