Thibaut Courtois faces £200,000 fine for going AWOL

Thibaut Courtois faces £200,000 fine for going AWOL

Chelsea winger, Willian, has admitted he hopes to "someday" work with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho again.

Rob Green has joined Willy Caballero and Thibaut Courtois in the goalkeeping ranks at Stamford Bridge this summer, but the latter is actively trying to force a move to Real Madrid.

Courtois' Chelsea and Belgium team-mate Eden Hazard is also being linked with a move to Real, but Willian insists he is happy at the club despite interest in the Brazilian from Barcelona.

Los Blancos have not yet made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the Belgium worldwide, with Chelsea waiting to have their replacement lined up before sanctioning the deal. "I'm joking. I think Conte was, for me particularly, a manager that was hard to work with".

The 29-year-old also revealed that the pair have been in regular contact via text message and Willian claims Mourinho has held talks with his agent to make it clear he wants to take him to Old Trafford. "We have a good relationship, we are friends", Willian said.

Courtois' future has been the subject of speculation for much of the summer after he said he wants to move to be closer to his family who live in the Spanish capital. "But my head is here in the club".

Reina moved to the Rossoneri on a free transfer from Napoli only last month, but he has been linked with a reunion with his former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri in London. "So yeah, I intend to stay at Chelsea".

Information from ESPN FC's Italy correspondent Ben Gladwell was used in this report.

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