Navas has been Real's No. 1 for the last three seasons, and despite the inevitable challenge to his role from Courtois, he is not prepared to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, per Onda Cero (h/t Marca): "Of course, and I say this with force, I have the same desire to leave than I have to die."
After a summer of speculation, Chelsea confirmed on Wednesday they have agreed terms for Courtois to move to Real.
However, the Belgium international cannot expect to be an automatic starter for Real despite having established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe over the last four seasons as Chelsea's No. 1.
Navas, 31, has been almost ever present in the Real goal during their three consecutive triumphant UEFA Champions League campaigns.
He was also crucial in Real's 2016-17 La Liga victory under manager Zinedine Zidane and, with good reason, will likely not accept a back-up role.
Per Spanish football writer Dermot Corrigan, new Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui may opt for a policy of rotation in an attempt to keep both Navas and Courtois happy:
A former Atletico Madrid player, Courtois is five years Navas' junior, so he will inevitably take the No. 1 shirt permanently in the long term.
But Navas does not deserve to be relegated to the bench just yet, and it is clear he is not prepared to concede his spot without a fight.