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Chelsea FC Transfer News: Blues Goalkeeper to Force Barcelona Move

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By Mark Wayne Eubank | May 8, 2014 4:55 PM EST

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will reportedly take matters into his own hands and force a move to La Liga giants FC Barcelona, according to sources in Spain.

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Atletico Madrid loanee goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will force his mother club, Chelsea, to move him to Barcelona

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The loan contract between the Blues and Atletico Madrid involving the Belgian international will expire at the end of this season, and the 21-year-old has no plans of going back to Stamford Bridge unless he is assured of the number 1 spot.

Meanwhile, Barca are in desperate search for a shot-stopper, with Victor Valdes having expressed that he wants a fresh and new challenge after this term, while long-time second stringer Jose Pinto, 38, will also be expected to move on due to age and a contract that is set to run out in June.

Jose Mourinho is facing a difficult predicament as he is torn between injecting new blood in his squad that might prove beneficial for the long-term vis-à-vis the stability and reliability that a veteran in Petr Cech can give him between the sticks.

Cech has undergone a surgery to treat his shoulder injury on Wednesday, but is expected to be back in 8 to 10 weeks, which could be just in time for him to suit up for the 2014/15 campaign.

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Atletico Madrid loanee goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will force his mother club, Chelsea, to move him to Barcelona
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