Thibaut Courtois is eager to return to Real Madrid after three seasons at Chelsea.

According to Sky sources in Belgium, Real are expecting Thibaut Courtois to turn up in Madrid on Thursday ahead of completing a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

It is understood Courtois is at present in Belgium in anticipation of permission from Chelsea to fly to Madrid to undergo a medical.

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Real have offered to loan midfielder Mateo Kovacic and shell out £35m for Courtois, but Chelsea are yet to accept the offer.

‘I fear he won’t show up tomorrow’ – Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur said why Chelsea can expect Thibaut Courtois to stay away before Deadline Day.

The Belgium goalkeeper is keen to move back to Madrid, where he spent three years with Atletico, due to family reasons.

GoalBall understand Chelsea are in advanced talks with Athletic Bilbao over a deal to sign goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as Courtois replacement.