Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he is happy at Chelsea but has his heart in Madrid because his children are in Madrid.
Courtois’ two children live in Madrid with their mother and Courtois revealed he regularly flies back to Spain to spend time with his kids.
Despite having his heart in Madrid, Courtois insists he is in talks with Chelsea about a contract extension.
“My personal situation is related to the city of Madrid,” Courtois told Sport/Foot Magazine via Metro UK.
“My two children live there with their mum. I have my daughter every day on FaceTime. She often tells me that she misses me. My son is still too small to communicate like that.
“Whenever I have the opportunity, I try to return to Spain. As a situation, it is not always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid. It is logical and understandable.”
Courtois has been constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid but Courtois insists he has had no contact with Real Madrid.
“If they want me, they have to contact Chelsea. We’ll see,” Courtois added.
“But they have not done that. What is certain is that one day I will return to Madrid. I love Spain, I love the city, I spent three wonderful years there [with Atletico Madrid]. It is there that I became an adult.
“Atletico was a real group of friends. We went out together and my team-mates taught me a language I did not know at all when I arrived. When I left, I cried. My first days in London were not easy. England, when I arrived, was colder, more business. Now, I feel very good here.
“I understand that the rumours are coming back today, as we are talking about a new goalkeeper there [at Real]. But I do not pay much attention to that, I stay focused on Chelsea
“If Real are really interested, my personal situation could influence things. The family aspect is priceless. But I repeat to you that, for the moment, I’m busy talking to Chelsea to extend.”
Courtois also went on to reveal he plans on sitting down with Chelsea to discuss a new deal with the Blues this month.
“We agreed to meet again in February because the club had more urgent issues to deal with in January,” Courtois added.
“There is no rush, I am under contract until 2019. Normally, there is no problem, I will extend. I am happy here and I see a club that still wants to win a lot of titles. The signs are positive.
“Their desire to also extend Eden Hazard’s deal reassures me.”