London, March 21 (IANS) Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has dismissed speculation about a possible move to Real Madrid, insisting that he will continue at his present club.
Real Madrid are reportedly considering a move to acquire the services of the Belgium international should the ongoing talks with Manchester United custodian David De Gea fall through.
“I don’t see myself at Real Madrid. I see myself at Chelsea, the club that six years ago saw me playing in Belgium and gave me the opportunity to sign for them,” he was quoted as saying by the Guardian on Tuesday.
“They also allowed me to be three years at Atlético (Madrid), which helped me to be the keeper that I am now.”
Chelsea are enjoying an excellent run this season. They have opened up a 10-point gap at the top of the English Premier League (EPL) standings and have reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Courtois, who is happy with his form and Chelsea’s performance this season, asserted that he is keen to extend his current contract with the London club which runs out in 2019.
“We will see at the end of the season if they offer me something. For the time being, there has not been an offer. I’m happy in London and I’m delighted with the success we are having this season,” the 24-year-old said.