Chelsea are under significant pressure heading into the summer transfer window after failing to secure Champions League football for next season, leaving them at risk of losing some of their prized assets.
Eden Hazard has already spoken publicly about his desire for the Blues to invest heavily this summer and Thibaut Courtois has now echoed those sentiments, hinting he could leave Stamford Bridge unless the west London side match their rivals in the market.
Speaking after the FA Cup final victory over Manchester United at Wembley, the Belgium goalkeeper said:
“We’ll see after the World Cup whether I am a Chelsea player for next year. You see how Manchester City and Manchester United are spending and working.”
“If we want to aim for the top, we should do the same – obviously within the limits of what’s possible. We’ll see what’s going on and I am sure the board will do what needs to be done.”
Courtois’ demands come at a crucial time for the Blues, as it’s widely reported that Antonio Conte will be axed as manager despite the FA Cup triumph.