Chelsea must sell veteran star if Torres or Mikel stays

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may need to offload veteran keeper Petr Cech if the club fail to sell one of either Fernando Torres or John Obi Mikel, Daily Star reports.

The Blues will need to sell another non-English player with the squad’s foreign-player quota presently over the limit.

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Didier Drogba’s second arrival has put the number of foreign players over the age of 21 to 18, which will require Mourinho to axe one regular.

With Paris Saint-Germain still heavily linked with a move for Cech, the Blues could sell their long-serving goalkeeper for a large sum with Torres and Mikel attracting very little interest.

“From the group you are expecting us to have as a squad, I have to send one away because we have one extra foreign player,” Mourinho said.

“So from all these players, if you think all of them have to stay, you are wrong. One of them has to go.”

Chelsea are however not short of cover for the 32-year-old, as Mourinho can call upon Thibaut Courtois after the Belgian returned on loan from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.


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