Liga - Courtois wants to extend loan deal

Tue, 10 Jan 16:02:00 2012

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants to extend his loan from Premier League club Chelsea for another year.

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The Belgian joined Atletico on a season-long loan last summer but he is hopeful he can spend another season in Spain.

He told reporters at a news conference: "a second year would be fine" and added: "That is a decision that depends on Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and me."

He added: "There is time to decide because we are in January but I like Madrid, it is a very good club and if I can stay a second year here that would be great."

The Ballon d'Or awards are voted for by FIFA members and France Football magazine, who until 2010 were the sole deciders of the winners with FIFA hosting a separate ceremony.

Reuters

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