Chelsea winger Willian admits he is 'very happy' in London


The Blues are thought to be on the lookout for a new shot-stopper this summer amid the constant uncertainty surrounding Thibaut Courtois' future at Stamford Bridge.

With very little time to land a suitable replacement, the Belgian global will be compelled to serve the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea prepared to let Courtois leave for free if they fail to convince him to sign a new deal.

Willian is due to return to training with Chelsea on Wednesday and he does so after a wave of rumours linking him with a move away from the London based club in the wake of his impressive World Cup.

Courtois has made no secret of his desire to spend more time with his two children who live with his former partner in Madrid, and also told Marca in September 2016 that he considers himself "half-Spanish" after spending three years on loan with Atletico.

It was a very positive conversation.

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"Courtois is the goalkeeper of the club, I don't know in the future, it depends on the club, and especially on him I think".

Chelsea want Courtois to sign a new long-term contract but the keeper says his mind is made up and he wants to move to Madrid to be with his children according to the report by UK Sun. Perhaps the best option would be to find a replacement and accept Madrid's offer.

The 25-year-old shot stopper, who has 8 caps for England and was at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, has played for Stoke since 2013 and has played 88 times for them.

Henrotay added: "It is understandable people might be upset because he wants to leave the club".

Willian had been on holiday following his worldwide duty with Brazil at the World Cup, but he was due to report back to Chelsea's camp on time with the Blues expecting him to play some part in Wednesday night's friendly against Arsenal.