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Rumor Mongering: Thibaut Courtois Linked, Because Of Course

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Liverpool now get a free sandwich with the next goalkeeper who is linked (we shouldn’t have to wait too long).

Liverpool v Chelsea - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Another day, another goalkeeper link. Gee, I wonder why this week of all weeks?

Anyway, yesterday we reported on the silly rumor for Barcelona’s backup, and today we’ll report on the silly rumor for Chelsea’s starter, Thibaut Courtois.

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.