By Tom Caldon For Mailonline
Published: 11:47 GMT, 2 February 2019 | Updated: 12:11 GMT, 2 February 2019
Thibaut Coutois has disclosed details the of tense discussions which allowed the goalkeeper to move from Chelsea to Real Madrid 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
He said: 'That Marina is hard at negotiation is normal. The people in football who are talking about contracts,