Chelsea will put an end to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ Stamford Bridge career by selling the player this summer according to Sky Sports sources.

The 26-year-old Belgian international keeper has long been locked in a contract battle with The Blues and is no nearer to agreeing an extension months after opening talks.

Both European champions Real Madrid and French club Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with signing the keeper, the Spanish giants have been tracking the player for around 18 months.

With both clubs are said to be keen to acquire Courtois’ services, it has been reported that Chelsea may now not put up a fight to retain the player and the South West Londoners may opt to sell the Belgian.

Courtois started his career in his homeland with Genk before joining Chelsea in summer 2011 in a deal reportedly worth close to £9 million. The player was initially loaned out to Spanish club Atletico Madrid were he spent three seasons in which he won the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, La Liga and the Copa del Rey. The keeper was also a UEFA Champions League runner-up with The Red and Whites.

Upon his return to Stamford Bridge, Courtois has made the number one jersey his own, winning two league titles and both domestic cups in the process. The player has made 154 appearances in all competitions for The Blues.

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