Chelsea’s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (R) celebrates saving a shot with Chelsea’s English defender Gary Cahill during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS / R /
Thibaut Courtois will be in Real Madrid on Thursday ahead of completing a move to the club.
The Belgium goalkeeper is yet to report to Chelsea after the World Cup in Russia even though his compatriot, Eden Hazard arrived to Chelsea early this week.
Courtois, who has less than year remaining on his current contract at Chelsea, is currently in Belgium awaiting permission from Chelsea to fly to Madrid to undergo a medical.
Chelsea are in talks with Athletic Bilbao over a deal to sign goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has has bought himself out of his contract in Bilbao, as a replacement for Courtois.