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Chelsea have faced a battle to keep hold of some of their most prized assets during this summer's transfer window and their hopes of keeping goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois have been dealt a blow by comments from the player's agent.

The Belgian is due to return to Chelsea training over the next few days after helping his country finish third at the World Cup and being voted the best goalkeeper in Russian Federation.

Chelsea are reportedly set to retain Real Madrid target Thibaut Courtois for next season after they failed to find a suitable replacement of the Belgian global.

"For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept".

Thus, Chelsea prepared themselves to break ties with the 26-year-old goalkeeper as they started looking for a possible replacement for the Real Madrid bound shot stopper.

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Should Willian leave the South-West London club they would surely have to dip into the transfer market once again as they do not possess a replacement out-and-out winger.

"It is understandable people might be upset because he wants to leave the club, we accept that".

But speaking after Chelsea's friendly defeat against Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday, Sarri admitted he was "not happy" about the situation and would talk to Willian when he returned to Cobham.

Brazilian global Willian has failed to return to Chelsea for pre-season with rumours of a move to Real Madrid continuing to swirl.

With the transfer window set to close very soon, The Midlands-based club will be hoping that they can keep hold of England global and their number 1 goalkeeper, Jack Butland.

Courtois' future at the club has been in doubt for some time now.


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