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  • 13 May 2019
    Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says hes 99 per cent sure of staying at Chelsea following reports of interest from Real Madrid. Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague reported on Wednesday that La Liga giants Real would move for Courtois if they failed to capture Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer.However, talking to Sky Sports News HQ ahead of Belgiums weekend pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Switzerland, Courtois played down the prospect of any Stamford Bridge exit, revealing he already had discussions with Chelseas new boss Antonio Conte. Yes, Ive spoken to him, Courtois said. We had a good chat.Asked if he felt it was a big compliment to be associated with one of Europes top heavyweights, he added: Of course. There are rumours from the press always popping up. Courtois is desperate to bounce back at Chelsea next season But Im calm with it. My season has not been the very best like last year, when when we won the Premier League. But still, Im very confident in myself that I will have a good Euros and another good season at Chelsea.Courtois enjoyed three successful seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid and the thought of returning to Spain is an attractive one, but the 24-year-old Belgian is desperate to improve with his current club. Euro 2016 squad Belgium omit Nacer Chadli and Kevin Mirallas for France I had a wonderful time in Spain and I have a Spanish girlfriend, so one day I would like to go back, he said. But that can be well after my career. With injuries, my season has been different with Chelsea and we didnt have the best season. For myself, there were a few goals when I could have done better, but I still made good saves.Some people forget quickly about your qualities, but Im confident I will have a good Euros with Belgium. Also See: Courtois is Reals plan B Conte says Chelsea is on back-burner Transfer Centre Latest transfer news Cheap Jerseys Throwback . 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A news conference is scheduled for Thursday at the arena.PBC officials announced that the bout will be Garcias final hurdle before his highly anticipated welterweight world title unification showdown against undefeated champion Keith Thurman planned for the first quarter of 2017.Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs), 28, the former unified junior welterweight world champion, vacated his title and moved up to welterweight last year. In January, he won a unanimous decision -- 116-112 on all three scorecards -- against faded Robert Guerrero to win the welterweight title belt vacated by Floyd Mayweather following his retirement in September 2015.But since his a decision victory against Lucas Matthysse in September 2013, Garcia has maintained a soft schedule. Other than eking out a 12-round majority decision against Lamont Peterson in April 2015, Garcia has beaten Guerrero, long-faded former titleholder Paulie Malignaggi, wildly overmatched club fighter Rod Salka and fringe contender Mauricio Herrera, who many thought deserved the decision against Garcia.A Garcia-Thurman showdown is one of the biggest welterweight fights that can be made and would rank as perhaps the most significant fight in PBC history since it debuted in March 2015.Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs), 27, of Clearwater, Florida, is regarded by many as the No. 1 welterweight in the world.dddddddddddd He has made three successful title defenses, including a one-sided decision against Guerrero in the first PBC main event, a seventh-round knockout of former titleholder Luis Collazo and a close unanimous decision against former titleholder Shawn Porter on June 25 in a fight-of-the-year candidate.Vargas (25-2-1, 13 KOs), 27, who is from Colombia and based in Canada, has no résumé to speak of against world-class opposition. In his most notable fight, he got crushed in a fourth-round knockout loss to then-prospect Errol Spence Jr., a 2012 U.S. Olympian and now a bona fide contender, in April 2015. Vargas has won five fights in a row since against low-level opposition.In one of the other televised bouts, former junior lightweight titlist Javier Fortuna (30-1-1, 22 KOs), 27, of the Dominican Republic, will face Omar Douglas (17-0, 12 KOs), 25, of Wilmington, Delaware, in a scheduled 10-rounder. According to Sampson Lewkowicz, Fortunas promoter, the fight is contracted at 133 pounds. Junior middleweight prospect Jarrett Hurd (18-0, 12 KOs) will also be on the card.Besides the fight, PBC said Garcia will also discuss details of a charity partnership at the news conference as he looks to give back to his hometown throughout the promotion.Garcia has not fought in Philadelphia since 2010 and will be fighting in his hometown for only the fourth time in his career, which began in 2007. He has fought once previously at the Liacouras Center, scoring a second-round knockout of Enrique Colon in 2009 on the undercard of Philadelphia legend Bernard Hopkins lopsided 12-round decision against Enrique Ornelas. ' ' '