At this point, selling Courtois and at least receiving compensation in return would seem a whole lot better than potentially losing him to free come next summer.
The goalkeeper was offered a new contract, but he refused to sign it.
Meanwhile, in a move that would add insult to injury, the Star adds that Madrid intend to beat the Blues to Robert Lewandowski.
With Chelsea reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani, Cahill is said to be considering moving on. €40 million to €55 million is the price being quoted right now, and it looks like the deal will be completed this week. Who do you think Chelsea will try to replace him with if they sell? They can not rely on Willy Caballero and need to sign a World Class goalkeeper that suit's Sarri's system as well.
Cech spent 11 years at Chelsea and is remembered fondly by the club's supporters but it probably won't be popular to consider the 36-year-old a straight replacement for Courtois because there's no doubting that Cech's best days are behind him.
Alisson has been the talk of the town for almost a year now.
Solhekol also understands that Chelsea are interested in signing Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel, who enhanced his reputation with some fine performances for Denmark at the World Cup finals in Russian Federation.
If reports are to be believed, Liverpool have made a whopping €70 million bid for the Brazilian goalkeeper.
Courtois is coming to the end of his contract with Chelsea and has a desire to be closer to his two kids who live with their mother in Madrid.