Maurizio Sarri opens door to Thibaut Courtois exit if Chelsea keeper confirms he wants to quit club

Sarri admits if Courtois backs up words of agent Christophe Henrotay in SunSport interview about wanting to leave for Real Madrid he will have to talk to his bosses about letting him leave

CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri has opened the door for Thibaut Courtois to leave Chelsea.

The new Stamford Bridge boss meets the wantaway keeper today for the first time to see if he will demand a move to
Real Madrid .

Ritescore revealed on Saturday that the Belgian player’s agent has urged Chelsea to let him leave for £40million to be close
to his kids.

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After the 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield
Sarri said: “I have no reaction on the agent. I’m not interested in the agent. I want to hear Courtois .

“If Courtois says the same, I have to speak with my club of course because I only want players with a very high level of
motivation — but I have nothing to respond to the agent.”

Courtois has a year left on his contract and will not accept a new Chelsea deal — and the transfer window shuts Thursday.

Agent Christophe Henrotay said: “I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid.

“For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.”

Sarri will also speak with Eden Hazard who also returns from his World Cup break this morning.

Chelsea were well beaten by City and they have a final game against Lyon at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Sarri added: “At this moment, there’s a difference between us and City – maybe not a little difference.

“The first half was not bad but in the second, there was a big difference from the physical point of view. Our pre-season has been a bit crazy until now so we have to work.

“I arrived three weeks ago and I’ve not met six players yet. We have the idea to press. Sometimes we pressed in the right way
today, sometimes not.

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“We want to be in control of the match but here we were not in control.”

This was Sarri’s first trip to Wembley. He said: “It is very interesting — and was emotional.”

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