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Courtois to face sanction over Madrid fracas

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CHELSEA shot stopper and Belgium World Cup star, Thibaut Courtois is trying to force through a move to UEFA Champions League Cup defender, Real Madrid and did not turn up to training on Monday and yesterday.

The Blues wasted no time as they have opened disciplinary proceedings against the Belgium international and he is due to meet club chiefs at the Blues’ Cobham training ground.

After being handed an extended break for his World Cup exploits, Courtois failed to show up for a meeting with manager, Maurizzo Sarri yesterday.

A disciplinary meeting has been scheduled for noon today and it is thought the shot-stopper will be slapped with the maximum penalty – a fine of two weeks’ wages.

According to The Sun, new coach Maurizzo Sarri does not want Courtois around the squad unless he is 100 per cent committed.

The 26-year-old is desperate to move back to the Spanish capital to be closer to his two children.
Real have had an initial £35million bid turned down as the Blues are hoping to hold out for a figure closer to £50m.
Courtois’ agent, Christophe Henrotay, has recently explained why his client is desperate to move.

“I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid,” Henrotay said.

“For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.

“Chelsea could get a fair fee for him now and sign a replacement. He added.

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