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'After the World Cup, a departure wasn't that obvious anymore': Thibaut Courtois explains controversial Chelsea exit following stand-off with Blues chief Marina Granovskaia Thibaut Courtois said he reached an agreement to leave Chelsea in March 2018 He said Granovskaia changed her mind when Blues could not find a replacement The Belgian admitted he sometimes feels like he is 'not appreciated enough'    The keeper is trying to ignore negative comments on social media 

By Tom Caldon For Mailonline

Published: 11:47 GMT, 2 February 2019 | Updated: 12:11 GMT, 2 February 2019

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Thibaut Coutois has disclosed details the of tense discussions which allowed the goalkeeper to move from Chelsea to in the summer of 2018. 

The 26-year-old made 154 appearances for Chelsea between 2014 and 2018, winning two Premier League titles, one League Cup and one FA Cup before making a controversial move to the Bernabeu last August.

In a candid interview with HLN the Belgian explains that he had difficulty negotiating his departure with Blues director Marina Granovskaia.

Thibaut Coutois disclosed details of talks which allowed the keeper to move from Chelsea

Thibaut Coutois disclosed details of talks which allowed the keeper to move from Chelsea

He said: 'That Marina is hard at negotiation is normal. The people in football who are talking about contracts,

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