Guus Hiddink’s decision to bench Thibaut Courtois against Swansea has fueled the speculation that the former Atletico Madrid keeper could be on his way back to Spain. The Chelsea stopper, who has endured a mixed season at the Stamford Bridge is believed to have caught the eye of Real Madrid. The player himself favours a move back to his native country and a deal looks likely.
The Chelsea hierarchy is ready to part ways with their number 1 should Real Madrid match their valuation of £60 million. Antonio Conte, who is going to be in charge of the club in the coming season and asked Guus Hiddink to field Asmir Begovic and the Bosnian is expected to be his number 1 choice in the coming season. While Begovic might not have been able to keep a clean sheet, the 28-year-old remains a force in between the sticks and could prove to be an able substitute for Courtois.