Cech to call time on Chelsea

After a decade as No 1 at Stamford Bridge, Cech, who is 33 on Wednesday, has found himself second choice behind Thibaut Courtois this season.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are among the clubs – along with Paris St Germain and Real Madrid – reportedly monitoring his situation after he hinted at his wish to move on this summer, despite still having a year to run on his contract.

The Czech Republic international’s agent Viktor Kolar told the London Evening Standard: “Arsenal, United or PSG are all top clubs and Petr would like to join one of them, definitely.

“Petr expects that Roman Abramovich, not Jose Mourinho, will decide about his future, based on their mutual agreement from last year.”

Cech signed from Rennes in 2004 before playing a major role in winning every major club trophy with the Londoners.

Chelsea manager Mourinho expressed a reluctance for Cech to move to a rival club while insisting it would take ‘big money’ to prise him away from the newly-crowned Premier League champions.

But the club are understood to be prepared to take the player’s wishes into consideration on deciding whether or not he can leave, and his next destination.

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