Chelsea number one goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed that his future will be resolved after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Belgium international has insisted that his future will depend on how the Blues will be active on the transfer market this summer.
Courtois has been heavily linked with away move from the Stamford Bridge with Real Madrid have emerged as the first suitor.
The 26-year-old, whose current deal at Chelsea expires in 2019, has also urged the board to match the spending of Manchester City and Manchester United in the summer.
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“We’ll see after the World Cup whether I am a Chelsea player for next year. You see how Manchester City and Manchester United are spending and working,” Courtois told reporters.
“If we want to aim for the top, we should do the same – obviously within the limits of what’s possible. We’ll see what’s going on and I am sure the board will do what needs to be done.”
Courtois has joined the Premier League side in July 2011 from Genk for a reported €9m, signing a five-year deal.
The Belgian star has immediately moved to Atletico Madrid on loan deal staying three seasons at the Vicente Calderon, before returning to Chelsea in 2014.