Courtois puts off contract talks

Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is in no rush to sign a new contract with the Premier League champions.

The 25-year-old Belgian number one is contracted to the Blues until the end of the 2018/19 season.

The former Genk keeper, who revealed his desire to extend his stay with Chelsea at the end of last term, has been unable to agree on terms and has since shelved talks until the end of the season.

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Speaking ahead of facing Qarabag in the Champions League on Wednesday where a win would secure Chelsea's place in the knockout round, Courtois said: "The most important thing is to perform well for myself and the team.

"Regarding my contract, that's something where Chelsea must deal with my agent (Christophe Henrotay). I don't think there have been any new developments.

"We have so many games at the moment, and I prefer to focus on the team's matches, my own performances, and there will be time enough towards the end of the season to have talks."