Thibaut Courtois fails to report to Chelsea training as expected

Thibaut Courtois fails to report to Chelsea training as expected

The 26-year-old is thought to be keen on returning to Madrid, having previously spent three years on loan at Atletico and where his two children are still based.

And Courtois, who returned to preseason training with Chelsea on Monday following his involvement with Belgium at the World Cup, has made his intentions clear to Sarri during talks.

Sarri has already admitted he would not stand in Courtois" way if he wants to leave, adding he only wants players with "high levels of motivation'.

Speaking to Chelsea TV after Sunday's defeat by Manchester City, Willian said: "I'm happy here".

Willian would've certainly addressed one of the club's weaknesses but perhaps the interest in him dropped when the Blues couldn't come to agreement on a transfer fee.

He has also been linked to Manchester United and Real Madrid - who are also reportedly interested in Blues duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard. We just want to work hard together as a team and make sure we understand what he wants from us and do the best we can this season.

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Real have bid around £35m for Courtois whose agent, Christophe Henrotay, went public last week calling for Chelsea to allow his client to move.

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How did each Chelsea player fare against Man City in the Community Shield? Sarri's men never really looked like a threat to the reigning Premier League champions and the scoreline could have been much worse had second-choice goalkeeper Willy Caballero not had a fine afternoon. "I think he will be a very useful player for us".

The possibility of Willian ending his five-year spell in west London had looked more likely following the breakdown in his relationship with former manager Antonio Conte.

"I hope he's not the same as Conte!" he told ESPN Brasil.

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