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Real Madrid want Willian and Thibaut Courtois as Chelsea receive £100m bid for duo

Los Blancos keen to make major moves in summer transfer window after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus

Real Madrid have launched a £100million double bid for Chelsea stars Willian and Thibaut Courtois.

The Blues are now giving serious consideration to the offer ahead of next month’s transfer deadline.

Real Madrid have made a £100m double bid for Willian and Thibaut Courtois

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Real Madrid have made a £100m double bid for Willian and Thibaut Courtois

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Willian and Courtois have both been strongly linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge on the back of Antonio Conte’s departure.

Willian was subject to three bids from Real’s rivals Barcelona, with the final £55m offer snubbed by Roman Abramovich’s people.

Meanwhile, Courtois has long been tipped to move to Real as a replacement for Keylor Navas.

The Belgian ace has just one year remaining on his Chelsea contract and looks unlikely to pen an extension.

Both players have been tipped to leave Chelsea this summer

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Both players have been tipped to leave Chelsea this summer

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New Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has stressed that he wants to keep both players at the club along with Eden Hazard, who is also wanted by Real.

However, Chelsea have shown in recent seasons that they are open to negotiations if the price is right.

Nemanja Matic was allowed to join Manchester United for £40m last summer while Diego Costa was offloaded to Atletico Madrid.

And £100m presents a dilemma to the Chelsea hierarchy, who know that the cash could go a long way towards funding moves for a number of Sarri targets including Juventus duo Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani.

Barcelona failed with three bids for Willian earlier this month

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Barcelona failed with three bids for Willian earlier this month

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But it’s understood that the Blues are happy to let Courtois see out the remainder of his West London contract before leaving for free next summer.

It would give Chelsea an entire year to sort out a replacement for the World Cup semi-finalist, with Everton’s Jordan Pickford at the top of the list.

However, should Courtois leave before deadline day on August 9, Sarri’s team are likely to move for Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel as a replacement.

The Blues have poached N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater since the Foxes’ title win in 2016, and are confident of thrashing out a deal for the Denmark international should he be required at the Bridge.

Courtois has just one year remaining on his deal and is unlikely to extend it

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Courtois has just one year remaining on his deal and is unlikely to extend it

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