Chelsea outcast ready to wait for exit

Petr Cech is willing to stay at Chelsea for the rest of the season and wait for the right club to swoop for his signature, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.

The Blues ace has lost his starting berth at Stamford Bridge this season following Thibaut Courtois’ move back to west London after an extended loan spell with Atletico Madrid, and is rumoured to be ready to leave.

Jose Mourinho has made the Belgian youngster his No. 1 in a bid to ensure that he stays with the club for the long-term – Real Madrid and Barcelona were keen on him earlier this year – and the player himself has responded with a string of impressive showings to help Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table.

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At 32, Cech looks unlikely to force his way back in ahead of Courtois, which has led to talk of a move away from the club he joined way back in 2004.

It’s understood that the Czech Republic international is frustrated with the situation, but he’s prepared to wait for a side willing to offer him guaranteed action in a top league.

PSG, Monaco, Real and Arsenal are all thought to be keen, but the quartet have established ‘keepers in place.

And Cech’s agent, Viktor Kolar, says that his client is aware that he may need to wait until next summer for a big move:

“In the football world you can never rule out anything definitively, however, if you put together the facts with Petr’s ambitions of a top-class goalkeeper, you will not be left with too many options.

“If we add to this the actual little need of these few clubs to search a new goalkeeper in the winter’s transfer window, then you will find out that the chance of a transfer in the next weeks or months is not very high.”


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