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Chelsea agree Courtois fee with Genk

July 14, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Genk over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Thibaut Courtois
GettyImagesThibaut Courtois impressed as Genk's No. 1 as they won the Belgian title last season

Talks took place in London on Tuesday and De Standaard reports that a fee in the region of €6 million has been agreed.

Courtois, 19, is expected to remain at Genk next season before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2012.

He is apparently likely to sign a four- or five-year deal and father Thierry said: "Thibaut himself now has to see if he can agree personal terms."

Atletico Madrid had also been linked with a swoop for Courtois - as a replacement for David De Gea following his move to Manchester United - but the teenager's father, who also acts as his agent, recently claimed Stamford Bridge is his son's destination of choice.