Petr Cech’s agent has hinted that the Chelsea keeper would be the perfect fit for Liverpool and will be open to a summer move to Arsenal or Liverpool.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has fallen down the pecking order after the return of Thibaut Courtois from loan. Cech, who was an established name in the Chelsea line-up till last season, has often been forced to warm the bench as Courtois has made his way into the starting 11.
Petr Cech’s agent, Viktor Kolar, has confirmed that the keeper is open to leave Chelsea in search of first-team football and will be open to a move to Liverpool or even Chelsea’s closest rivals, Arsenal.
The agent also confirmed that Cech has also been offered to Real Madrid already but a move to Spain is unlikely.
“It’s unlikely Petr will leave Chelsea in the January transfer window. The club and coach want to keep him to help win the title,” Kolar told Czech newspaper Sport.
“I think Arsenal should have made an offer to him. I think Petr would be considering it.”
“Liverpool need to strengthen their position in goal and they know Petr will be available in the summer,” he added.
“We’ve been in contact with Real Madrid, but they don’t need a keeper just now.”
Arsenal already have two quality keepers in the form of Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina and the fact that Arsenal are one of Chelsea’s fiercest rivals makes it seem unlikely that Mourinho will be open to selling Cech to the Gunners. However, Szczesny’s inconsistent performances this season and Ospina’s injury problems might tempt Wenger into making a move for the Czech international.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are the perfect suitors for Cech if the Chelsea are open to selling the keeper. Simon Mignolet’s recent performances have been well below par and Brendan Rodgers has been forced to axe the keeper. If Liverpool are to recruit Cech in the summer, they will definitely benefit from the Chelsea stalwart’s experience at the top level. However, Chelsea’s reluctance to do business with a direct league rival may hamper Rodgers’ chances of signing the 32-year old.
Petr Cech is contracted to play for Chelsea till the end of the 2015-16 season and if Chelsea refuse to sell the keeper in the summer transfer window, the Blues will be forced to let go of Cech for nothing in 2016. With the Euro 2016 closing in, Cech’s frustration with his lack of playtime comes as no surprise.