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Courtois: I want a new Chelsea deal

ESPN staff
September 5, 2014
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Thibaut Courtois has revealed he is ready to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge after beginning the season as Chelsea's No. 1 ahead of Petr Cech.

Courtois, 22, is under contract with Chelsea until 2016 and reportedly held off on signing a new, improved deal with the club until he could gain assurances that he would be their first-choice keeper.

The Belgian has played all three of Chelsea's Premier League games so far this season while Cech has had to settle for a regular place on the bench for the first time since he joined the club in 2004, and Mourinho has conceded that he will struggle to keep both of his keepers happy this season.

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"It's not yet signed," Courtois told Sky Sports. "I am here with the national team so it is difficult, but when I am back at Chelsea I will probably sign the new contract.

"If you play in a team like Chelsea you have to play for every cup, for every championship. There are a lot of great teams in England that want to win the Premier League but I think we have had a great start and we have to continue like that."

After signing from Genk in 2011, Courtois spent three seasons out on loan at Atletico Madrid where he won the La Liga title and reached the Champions League final in his last year.

"Of course the Champions League is something great that you don't want to miss. Last year with Atletico I played the final. I also played the final of the cup when we won against Real two years ago.

"Of course as a professional and a winner you always want to play every game, so we will see what the decision is of the coach. But of course I am a professional player and I want to play every game that is possible."

Courtois has enjoyed a 100% start, with Chelsea winning all three of their games to date, although he has conceded four goals including three against Everton last weekend.

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