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Thibaut Courtois Calls Out Chelsea To Invest More In Their Summer Transfer Window

The transfer window closes in just nine days time. Premier League clubs agreed to bring the deadline forward for the new season, meaning clubs cannot buy once the action gets under way. It's a concept which is yet to be adopted across Europe, hence why it has divided opinion. Several members of the Premier League's top six are in desperate need of some new signings. Chelsea have only brought in one player in Jorginho so far this summer, with Maurizio Sarri keen to bring in more players to suit his playing style. However, the bigger concern for Chelsea is the players they could lose in the next week or so. Eden Hazard and Willian have constantly been linked with moves away, while the Blues have had to offer N'Golo Kante a new £290,000-a- week contract to ward off interest from PSG. And then there's Thibaut Courtois, the one star name who looks all but certain to depart Stamford Bridge. The Belgian wants to return to Madrid where his family lives and according to The Sun, he has made his decision. They report that Courtois will not entertain the notion of signing a lucrative new deal and is prepared to leave on a free in 12 months time. Given that, you'd think Chelsea would be prepared to react in a big way, right? Well, no, because the paper also report that the Blues are unwilling to pay more than £20m for a replacement this summer. It seems odd because there was clear interest in former Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who moved to Liverpool for more than triple their supposed budget. The whole situation suggests Chelsea are prepared to lose out on £35m on Courtois this summer, before signing a replacement next summer when he walks away for free. In 2019, you can bet that they'll be spending way more than £35m for a new goalkeeper. Their stubbornness is not exactly helping their financial situation.

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