Petr Cech’s agent Viktor Kolar confirmed that Cech wants to stay at Chelsea, but should he leave, then the likes of Paris St Germain and Monaco are showing interest.
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots recently confirmed that Thibaut Courtois will return to Chelsea this summer and that Cech would probably be sold in order to make way for the young Belgian. Cech, who is currently nursing a shoulder injury, is not expected to be back to the Chelsea first-team until the end of August.
Kolar said: “Nothing changes. He has two years left on his Chelsea contract and has an interest to continue there. Mourinho did not tell him that he would not count on him anymore.”
Cech, 32, has been Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper since his £7 million arrival from Rennes in 2004. Some, though, maintain that Cech has never been at his best since suffering the skull injury in 2007. Cech still wears a protective gear because of that horrific injury.
As one of the top goalkeepers in the world, Cech needs to find a club that matches his ambition. He is at the peak for a goalkeeper and may not be interested in the possibility of playing for a club that doesn’t fight for trophies. This situation leaves only a handful of clubs capable of signing Cech. He would also command a sizeable transfer fee along with more than £120,000 per week wages.
“We have not been given any signals that Petr would be made available [for transfer],” continued Kolar. “If that was the case, though, you have to realise that Petr is one of the world’s top goalkeepers and has a certain salary. There are not many clubs who could afford to sign him.
“If he were to leave, we’re discussing two or three clubs in the world. The situation has developed in a way, of course, but for now he is staying at Chelsea.
“Paris Saint-Germain showed interest, we communicated with Monaco”
Thibaut Courtois has categorically stated that he is not willing to play a secondary role to Cech. After three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, he looks certain to stay at Stamford Bridge in the coming season. Despite Kolar’s statements, rumours will continue to swirl around Cech.
Mark Schwarzer recently extended his Chelsea contract by 12 months. Cech still has two years left on his contract, which puts him in an ideal position to leave Chelsea.