Thibaut Courtois takes a swipe at his former Chelsea team-mates

Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois

"I enjoy the high tempo of the matches and the fact that all the players get involved 100 per cent in the games".

The Italy international's agent Joao Santos confirmed that the player had agreed terms with the Premier League champions, but that City and Napoli failed to come to an agreement before Chelsea swooped in.

Italian news source Calcionews24 via the Express have stated that Premier League winning boss Antonio Conte is viewed as a potential replacement - but Roma would have to fork out on releasing him from his Blues deal - which still 10 more months to run, valued at £9 million-a-season.

The Italy global has impressed to begin his career in England, helping Maurizio Sarri's men win their opening four league games.

In his Real league debut last Saturday, against Leganes, Courtois conceded a goal from the first shot he faced, when he beaten from the penalty spot.

"In training, you see that the level is high".

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Alonso, however, never felt like the Belgium global would leave.

The FA Cup winners have many key players to aid their targets for the season, but none more important than Belgium star Eden Hazard, who was strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer.

"The day I retire from football I will return to Spain but right now I have three years left at Chelsea and I'm very happy there". I know the language, know the coach and the stadium.

And Nevin has admitted that he has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from the summer signing in a Chelsea FC shirt so far this season. The level [at Real Madrid] is higher than at Chelsea.

Now with the arrival of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, it only meant that the 28-year-old went further down the pecking order of the midfielder that also consists of his former Leicester teammate N'Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

"The management of the club was rather favourable to give it to me".

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