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Chelsea have reportedly lined up Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland as a potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

How we allowed ourselves to get into this position with Courtois is a mystery to most. He’s one of the best goalkeepers on the planet, and he could walk out the door on a free next summer.

Courtois has appeared to be unhappy at Chelsea for some time now. There has been continual speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid, who are coincidentally based in the same city where his wife and kids reside. Will the Belgian make a move? Bet using our partner eurobet.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have prepared a contingency plan in case Courtois does decide to leave Stamford Bridge, and his name is Jack Butland.

Butland is highly-rated and will be heading to the World Cup with England this summer. Stoke have also just been relegated to the Championship, meaning they may be forced to part with him during this transfer window.

However, the Daily Mail claim that Stoke will likely demand more than the £30M Everton paid for Jordan Pickford last summer. It has the potential to get extremely pricey, so we need to ensure we bank a considerable fee for Courtois this summer if he does push for the exit door.

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