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Courtois is due to return to training tomorrow after enjoying an extended break following his exertions with Belgium at this summer's World Cup.

The England worldwide has been linked with a host of different Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window.

Taking to Twitter around an hour after the ESPN report was published, Belgian journalist Kristoff Terreur declared that Courtois hadn't yet had a "personal meeting" with Sarri, although he also added that the player's desire to leave is 'quite clear'.

The summer saga of Thibaut Courtois' move to Real Madrid is coming to an end and the European champions are hopeful that they will be able to complete and announce a deal in the coming hours.

"He knows what he wants and he explains it to us", he told chelseafc.com.

So far, the Blues' only notable signing has been that of Jorginho, while the futures of several stars of the club, including Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois, are still the subject of speculation.

We didn't talk about this, the Italian said when asked about the playmaker's future.

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Manchester City won the game 2-0.

Following Sunday's Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, Sarri said that Courtois could be sold if he wanted to leave the club.

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Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola is reported to be lining up a move for the France midfielder away from Old Trafford, with Barcelona and Juventus among the destinations mentioned in dispatches.

Courtois has just one year left on his contract in west London and as such would be available for around £30 million ($38.8m) this summer.

"I want the best players to stay, obviously, but the club will decide and then we will see what happens at the start of the season".

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