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How to solve a problem like Thibaut Courtois? That’s the £35M question…

We’ve entered the stage of the transfer window where desperation threatens to take control.

Time is running out for clubs to secure their targets – and players to sign and seal their desired moves.

One player whose future is yet to be resolved is Courtois. Many expected him to have signed for Real Madrid by now.

Just over a week remains of the transfer window, and he’s still a Chelsea player. The lack of clarity over his future remains.

Courtois has a year remaining on his Chelsea contract. His family live in Madrid, and Real are thought to be pushing hard to get him through the door.

The Sun are now reporting that Courtois has issued an ultimatum in an attempt to force through the move. Sell me now, or lose me on a Bosman.

The report claims that Courtois is valued in the region of £35M, but Chelsea are prepared to resist cashing-in on the understanding that he stays he for another season.

There appears to be virtually no chance a contract extension is signed, but as the hours tick away towards the deadline, Courtois’ hopes of joining Real are fading.

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