Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois does not believe he will be used as a makeweight in the club's efforts to sign Radamel Falcao.
The Belgian shotstopper is currently on his second season-long loan at Atletico Madrid, where Falcao has been attracting global attention with a phenomenal goalscoring record.
Courtois has previously stated that he sees himself as Petr Cech's long-term replacement and Ross Turnbull's recent poor performance in Chelsea's 2-2 FA Cup draw with Brentford highlighted the club's need for a capable 'keeper beyond No.1 Cech.
Chelsea have been repeatedly linked with a £45m move for Falcao, who has scored 20 goals in 21 La Liga appearances this season and offering their aspiring goalkeeper could knock up to £15m off that valuation.
But 20-year-old Courtois does not think the Chelsea hierarchy will include him as part of any deal for the world's most sought after No9.
"I do not think that Chelsea want to sell me from what I hear," Courtois told Belgian TV station Sporza .
"Maybe it is true, maybe it is not. I did not expect to reach this level of performance."