Thibaut Courtois spotted in Tenerife supermarket after going AWOL

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The Belgium global, like his compatriot Eden Hazard, had been due on Monday afternoon at Chelsea's Cobham training base where the new head coach hoped to hold discussions over his future.

Eden Hazard is now expected to stay at Chelsea despite strong rumours linking him with Real Madrid. Sources close to the club have said that Sarri has said he will not block Courtois from leaving if he truly wants to. Courtois though is still in Belgium, and at the weekend was a guest at his first club KRC Genk.

Chelsea have signed former England No.1 Robert Green as backup this summer while Polish teenager Marcin Bulka has impressed during pre-season.

The agent for the Belgian, voted the best goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russian Federation, has said he wants a move to Madrid to be close to his two children.

Conte was axed by Roman Abramovich last month despite winning the FA Cup in his second season at the helm, adding to the Premier League title lifted in 2016-17.

I always made it clear that what I wanted was to stay in the club.

As reported by The Times, Chelsea will allow Thibaut Courtois to end his stint at Stamford Bridge if he confirms his intention to leave in his scheduled talks with Maurizio Sarri.

During this afternoon's recovery training session, Courtois was noticeably absent, leading many media outlets to say he has gone "AWOL" as he tries to force a move to Real Madrid. "I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut", Henrotay had told the Sun. My head is here at the Chelsea, but we never know about tomorrow. I don't know in the future.

Kepa's future is a situation that could get messy, especially with the English transfer window closing on Thursday, and the stopper will be forced to make a decision with the Basque club expecting him to be present at training on Tuesday morning. "If they decide to leave, I think we will continue with fantastic players".

Willian's compatriot and team-mate David Luiz has urged Belgian duo Courtois and Hazard to also stay put after starring for their country at the World Cup.

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