Chelsea Star 'Crazy' About Real Madrid Transfer

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, right, with manager Antonio Conte at King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, January 14. Courtois is reportedly "crazy" about a move to Real Madrid. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is "desperate" for a move to Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

Courtois, the Chelsea number one, has become one of the English Premier League's top stoppers since returning from a loan spell at Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014.

But despite Chelsea's lofty position atop the Premier League, manager Antonio Conte could face a fight to hold onto the Belgian.

According to OK Diario, the Spanish website, Courtois is "crazy" about a transfer to Madrid. The Spanish giant has been pursuing Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Courtois' predecessor as Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, for the past two summers.

Chelsea is reported to want James Rodriguez, the Colombia attacking midfielder, in part exchange.