Gianluigi Donnarumma
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Chelsea have already lined up a potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois, should the Belgian move to Real Madrid, report Mundo Deportivo.

Having proven his goalkeeping credentials during his time at both Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, Courtois is considered among the best goalkeepers on the planet.

He won the Premier League Golden Glove award in the 2016/17 campaign, which is testament to his progression since his return to Stamford Bridge.

Courtois can now go toe-to-toe with the likes of David De Gea, Manuel Neuer and Jan Oblak in his pursuit to be the best goalkeeper in the world. His stellar performances in SW6 appear to have captured the imagination of La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid.

Thibaut Courtois
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois won the Premier League Golden Glove last term.

Mundo Deportivo report that Los Blancos are extremely interested in signing Courtois, and Chelsea are already preparing a contingency plan. As per the Spanish outlet, AC Milan prodigy Gianluigi Donnarumma is being lined up to replace Courtois.

Although he is just 18-years-old, Donnarumma has already established himself as AC Milan’s number one. He is the youngest player in the history of the Rossoneri to reach 100 competitive appearances.

Courtois leaving would be a huge loss, but Donnarumma arriving in his place would go some way to softening the below.

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2 years ago

But isn’t Courtois on the point of signing a new contract? Just as is Eden?