Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Transfer: Chelsea take final decision on Courtois

Transfer: Chelsea take final decision on Courtois

For his part, Sarri said it would be "very exciting" to come up against Mourinho, while managing Napoli.

Sarri's men don't have long to ponder the loss in Ireland, for they now shift their focus to Sunday's Community Shield with Manchester City. For those Chelsea supporters who have championed Hudson-Odoi's case to play a first-team role this season it was an emphatic vindication, and after the match Maurizio Sarri indicated that they will get their wish.

Thibaut Courtois is desperate to return to Madrid but reports suggest Chelsea will not allow his proposed move to Real Madrid to go through. "I don't know in the future". But I hope Courtois will be our goalkeeper'.

Premier League outfit Chelsea are reportedly forcing a star, who is heavily linked with Real Madrid, to stay at the club after rejecting a £31 million (R539 million) bid for him.

Not only has he started all of Chelsea's pre-season friendlies so far, but along with summer import Jorginho he has probably been their best player. He is already the technical and tactical leader on the pitch, and the rest of the Premier League should be relieved that Pep Guardiola did not manage to bring him to City.

Pedro was delighted with extending his stay at Chelsea, saying on the club's official website, "It's important for me to continue with Chelsea, I am comfortable here and want to win new titles and trophies".

However, the Chelsea boss admits he's in the dark over their futures.

Cesc Fabregas is doubtful for the game after picking up a knee injury in a friendly against Arsenal on Wednesday.

'I spoke with him about his late arrival, not about his future, ' said Sarri.

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