Champions League: Atletico Madrid risk losing on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in semis

Madrid-based sports daily AS have suggested that Atletico Madrid would have to pay 3 million euros (£2.48m, $4.17m) for each game on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois plays against Chelsea, meaning the figure would be doubled if he Atletico drew Chelsea in the two-legged semi-final.

updated: April 11, 2014 09:30 IST
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Madrid: Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has admitted that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois would probably not be able to play against Chelsea if the clubs are drawn together in the Champions League semi-finals.

The Belgian goalkeeper helped Atletico beat Barcelona 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday in the second leg of their quarter-final to take them through to the semi-finals 2-1 on aggregate.

The Spanish capital club will join their city rivals Real, defending champions Bayern Munich and Chelsea in Friday's semi-final draw, but they will hope to avoid being paired with the latter.

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