This summer is set to test Chelsea’s resolve as one of the biggest clubs in Europe with several of their top stars linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge in the coming months.
Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid while reports claim that Thibaut Courtois could join him at the Bernabeu, with the keeper’s contract set to expire in just over a year.
But the Blues shot stopper is not interested in the speculation about his future and looked to shut down the transfer talk this week as he committed his future to Chelsea.
While fans will know too well how quickly things can change, they will at least be heartened by the Belgian’s apparent desire to remain in west London.
“I’m committed to Chelsea. I have a contract until next year and I will be here. I will do my best for it,” Courtois told the Evening Standard.
“Obviously there is no extension signed but I don’t think now is the moment to do it. I think it is better to wait until the end of the season. All I can say is I’m committed to Chelsea and also committed for next year.”
He added: “I have no other thing to say. It’s easy when you have only one year remaining that other people might say something.
“I’m a bit annoyed by it because it’s a talking point and it’s a thing people went to dwell on.
“But I think the focus now should be on winning our League games to get a top four finish and back in the Champions League for next season as well as going through in the FA Cup.
“That’s the most important thing and is what we have to do as a group and for myself as well.”