The 21-year-old talented goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is on the books at Chelsea but playing on loan at Atletico Madrid, will return to Stamford Bridge next season to compete with Petr Cech for the starting position at Chelsea.
When asked whether Courtois would be a Chelsea player next season, Mourinho said:
“I believe so, I don’t think he will be loaned out. We don’t struggle to keep him because he has two more years on his contract. I don’t need to give any assurances to any player.
“A player that has a contract with Chelsea has a contract with Chelsea. Chelsea has Petr Cech, Courtois and Schwarzer. We are in a good condition.”
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Jose Mourinho expects on-loan keeper Thibaut Courtois to start next season at Bridge — The Telegraph
- Arsenal set to recall Olivier Giroud but Mesut Özil may be rested — The Guardian
- Hull City statement: ‘Tigers revenues would dwarf any season ticket price rise’ — Hull Daily Mail
- Brendan Rodgers knew Swansea’s Garry Monk would make it as a manager — Sky Sports
- Stoke City confirm goalkeeper Jack Butland has joined Leeds United on loan — The Mirror
- Gary Neville slams former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow as a ‘clueless fool’ — The Independent
- Tony Pulis tells his Crystal Palace players to prepare for Manchester United by having a drink — The Mirror
- Euro 2016: A guide to the draw, including seeds and qualification process — The Independent
- The hotels Brazil needs for the World Cup never got built — Washington Post
- Is MLS worse off today than it was in August 2011? — Yahoo Sports
- MLS eyes LA solution after spending around $70 million to purchase Chivas USA — Pro Soccer Talk
South American soccer
- Diego Maradona returns! 53-year-old former World Cup winner set to sign for Argentine fifth tier minnows Deportivo Riestra — The Mail
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