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Thibaut Courtois missed Chelsea training for second day

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who has been linked with Real Madrid missed his training with the Premier League club on Monday.

Courtois, who has been a Blues player since 2011, has been named best goalkeeper at this summer’s World Cup in Russia, where Belgium beat England in the third-place play-off. He has played 154 times for Chelsea, keeping 58 clean sheets and conceding 152 goals.

Since January when Courtois rejected a new contract offer, it was clear that he wasn’t going to sign a new deal, so the Blues are searching for a solution for the situation.

Speaking on Friday, new Blues manager Maurizio Sarri said he was unsure whether Courtois would stay.

He said: “At the moment Courtois is the goalkeeper of Chelsea. I don’t know in the future. It depends on the club, it depends especially on him, but I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper.”

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