Transfers Courtois keeping Chelsea & Real Madrid guessing but admits to future ‘preference’ Chris Burton 23:58 6/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Belgium v Japan Japan Belgium Chelsea World Cup Primera División Premier League The Belgium international goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and is refusing to rule anything out at this stage Thibaut Courtois has admitted to having a “preference” regarding his future, but has refused to divulge whether he intends to be at Chelsea or Real Madrid in 2018-19.Transfer talk has been building around the Belgium international for some time, with talk of a move to Spain refusing to go away.Courtois has helped to keep those fires burning by admitting on a regular basis that he hopes to complete such a switch at some stage, with his two young children still based in Madrid following a previous loan spell at Atletico Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Real are reported to be stepping up their interest this summer, as they seek to bring in a new No.1, and a long-standing target has hinted that he could be on the move once his World Cup commitments in Russia come to a close.Courtois told Sporza when quizzed on his future: “I have a certain preference, I already have ideas in my head, but I have moved everything until after the World Cup.”What is most important is my children. My daughter is three years old, my son is a year old, and I have not seen them for a year-and-a-half.“FaceTime is beautiful, but seeing them grow up is something else.“So my children will play an important role in my decision.“Do I want to go to Madrid? I do not know we’ll see. I still have a choice to make.”Courtois’ current contract at Chelsea is only due to run until 2019. As he enters the final 12 months of that deal, the Blues have an important decision to make when it comes to his future.They cannot afford to let the 26-year-old run down that agreement to free agency, with the current transfer window set to present them with a last chance to demand a sizeable fee if no fresh terms can be agreed.