Another day, another goalkeeper link. Gee, I wonder why this week of all weeks?
Reports, stemming from Italian publication Gianluca Di Marzio, indicate that Liverpool and Real Madrid are fighting for the signature of the shot-stopper. Reports out of Italy involving teams from England and Spain, and a player from Belgium? Go on.
With uncertainty over Chelsea’s future, and a year without Champions League football on the immediate horizon, Courtois very well could be looking for an exit. But whether Liverpool and/or Real Madrid are actually interested is another story altogether.
While Courtois would likely be an upgrade on the in-the-doghouse Loris Karius, it would probably take a substantial bid to force a domestic and top 4 rival to sell.
Without better sourcing, this is a pretty easy rumor to dismiss out of hand.
Stay tuned for the next goalkeeper to be linked to Liverpool, which should be any second now.