Cape Town - Chelsea
goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is hopeful of being rewarded with a new
improved contract on the back of a title-winning season.
The Belgium international kept 16 clean sheets to help the Blues
reclaim the Premier League trophy from Leicester, earning him the Golden
Courtois' fine performances saw him linked with a move to Real
Madrid, who are expected to replace first-choice glove-man Keylor Navas
during the off-season.
But the 25-year-old is enjoying his stay at Stamford Bridge and wants
nothing more than to sign on with Antonio Conte's side, his current
deal set to expire in 2019.
"Contract talks haven't opened but I am happy at Chelsea," Courtois told Sky Sports. "I hope they reward me with a good contract, then there will be no doubt I will sign it."
The west Londoners missed out on the domestic double after suffering a
2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday - a disappointing
experience for Courtois.
"It's not a good feeling now," he told the club's official website.
"I had the same thing in Spain when I won the league and then lost the
"We wanted to end on a high, now we feel sad. Winning is everything so this is hard to face but we have to try to forget it."