Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has confirmed he and his pregnant girlfriend, Marta Dominguez have broken up in a recent statement.
Courtois and the 24-year-old Spaniard met during his time at Atletico Madrid and have one child together and another on the way.
While Marta has returned to Spain, Courtois remains in England with Chelsea, and the Stamford Bridge faithfuls will hope this will spell the end of continuous rumours linking him with Real Madrid.
‘My girlfriend Marta and I are no longer together,’ the statement read.
‘Since the beginning of September, we have decided to end our relationship, on amicable terms.
‘We both went our own way, even though she was already expecting our second child. She moved to Madrid, I stayed in London.
‘We still love each other and we get along very well, but we don’t have a romantic relationship anymore.
‘But we don’t run away for our responsibilities. We are first and foremost parents of a beautiful princess, Adriana, and our about to be born son, Nicolas.
‘We’ll strive to give our children the love and attention they deserve. Marta and I will be still present in each other’s lives, as good friends and the best parents for our two kids.
‘Their luck is our priority. In the meantime we’re looking forward to the birth of our second child.’
Courtois is set to win his second Premier League title as Antonio Conte’s men lead the charge at the summit of the league table.