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Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Moya prompting Chelsea return for Thibaut Courtois

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Modified 05 Jun 2014, 07:27 IST
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Miguel Angel Moya: Atletico’s new custodian infront of goal

Atletico Madrid have signed goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya from Spanish side Getafe, which has prompted speculation suggesting time is nearing an end for Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with a return to Chelsea imminent.

Moya signed for the Spanish giants in a deal worth €3 million [£2.4m] and he has penned a three-year contract at the Vicente Calderon, according to Goal. Moya, who is 30-years-old, made 26 appearances for Getafe last season before a knee injury ended his season prematurely. However, that has not stopped Atletico from signing the shot-stopper and it could prove the signal for Courtois’ return to Chelsea.

The Belgian goalkeeper has been on-loan at Atletico for the previous three seasons and the Spanish outfit have made it clear they wanted to sign Courtois on a permanent basis after he helped them win La Liga this season and reach the Champions League final, where they were ultimately beaten by rivals Real Madrid.

Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Atletico striker Diego Costa and it was thought that Thibaut Courtois would be included in a deal. The youngsters current deal expires in 2016, but Mourinho is keen to quash any speculation of the Belgian moving away from the club on a permanent deal.

Courtois admitted recently he is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge after the upcoming World Cup.

Published 05 Jun 2014, 01:15 IST
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