Thibaut Courtois fails to report back for training at Chelsea

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

The Brazilian, 29, has been subject to sustained interest from Manchester United too, but only the La Liga giants have made a move for the winger.

And although Chelsea would like to retain the services of the 26-year-old and risk losing him for free next summer, keeping an unsettled player could adversely affect the dressing room atmosphere.

Courtois, who wants to join Real Madrid, was handed an extended holiday after following his involvement with Belgium at the World Cup.

Chelsea forward Willian has revealed the only club to have made an official, concrete offer for his services this summer is Barcelona.

Chelsea were beaten 2-0 by Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday in the Community Shield season curtain raiser at Wembley - and looked worryingly short of readiness for the new season.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is keen to snap up Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland who has today (Monday) been propelled to the top of the club's transfer target list.

He has consistently flirted with Real Madrid and hasn't treated the Chelsea fans as well as Eden Hazard.

Well, we know where he stands now.

Manchester City's pursuit of Jorginho faltered because Chelsea had a more pressing need for the Italy midfielder. "Yes, my desire is to stay at Milan - I don't have any other,".

Sarri has been in charge at Stamford Bridge for just three weeks, following Antonio Conte's sacking, but the Italian is already preparing for his first league match in charge against Huddersfield this weekend. For now, I'm a Chelsea player. "That is behind me now, and I'm feeling strong and ready to go".

"My CEO [Ed Woodward] knows what I want for quite a long time", Mourinho told MUTV.

The Cherries have agreed a fee understood to be £25million with Spanish club Levante for the 23-year-old.

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