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Chelsea agree fee with Genk for keeper Courtois

ESPNsoccernet staff
July 14, 2011
Thibaut Courtois impressed as Genk's No. 1 as they won the Belgian title last season © PA Photos

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Genk over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Talks took place in London on Tuesday and De Standaard reports that a fee in the region of €6 million has been agreed.

Courtois, 19, is expected to remain at Genk next season before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2012.

He is apparently likely to sign a four- or five-year deal and father Thierry said: "Thibaut himself now has to see if he can agree personal terms."

Atletico Madrid had also been linked with a swoop for Courtois - as a replacement for David De Gea following his move to Manchester United - but the teenager's father, who also acts as his agent, recently claimed Stamford Bridge is his son's destination of choice.

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