The emergence of Thibaut Courtois as Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper has meant that Petr Cech has had to settle for the scraps this season and the 32-year-old is now on the lookout for a new club.
Jose Mourinho made the Czech keeper one of his first acquisitions when he took charge of the Blues back in 2004 and he has since gone on to rack up an impressive 491 appearances, keeping 228 clean sheets in the process.
However, the three-time Barclays Premier League Golden Gloves winner has only managed five league outings this campaign and, despite keeping a clean sheet in all of them, is no longer part of Mourinho’s first team plans.
As a result, Cech has made it clear that these final nine fixtures will be his last at the club unless Courtois is sold.
It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo. This can work for one season only. I don’t want another one like this.”
His contract is due to expire in a little over a year so it would make sense, for all parties, to cash in on the veteran in the summer.
Liverpool and Arsenal are said to be among those currently monitoring Cech’s situation and could sign him for as little as £5m at the end of the season.