Petr Cech’s agent Viktor Kolar insists that the Chelsea FC goalkeeper is keen to stay at London, but has revealed contacts with PSG and Monaco.
The Czech Republic international is still recovering from his shoulder injury that kept him out towards the end of the season, but his long term future at Chelsea has come under a lot of speculation in this summer.
Belgium international Thibaut Courtois is expected to return to Stamford Bridge next season, ending his three-year spell at Atletico Madrid. The 22-year-old has made tremendous progress during his stint in Spain and is widely considered as one of the best in the World currently. Courtois produced some stunning performances for Atletico Madrid last season as the Madrid based side went on to win the La Liga and reached the final of the Champions League.
His return could mean that Petr Cech could be relegated to the bench next season with Courtois keen to play regular first team football.
Cech has been a regular at Chelsea since his move from Rennes in 2004. He has made 470 appearances for the Blues in the last 10 seasons at Stamford Bridge and has won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League during this period. But reports suggest that the 32-year-old could be headed for exit, following the likes of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, from the London club this summer, as he is unlikely to play second fiddle to Courtois at this point of his career.
But Cech’s agent Viktor Kolar has now revealed that his agent is keen to extend his stay at Chelsea and that Mourinho is yet to inform that Cech is unwanted.
“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.
“We have not been given any signals that Petr would be made available [for transfer]. 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.” – Kolar said in an interview.
He has also revealed that they have been in contact with both PSG and Monaco, but insists that he will also contact Barcelona and Real Madrid if Chelsea looks to sell Cech.
“Paris Saint-Germain have shown interest and we have also communicated with Monaco.
“I would get in touch with Zubizarreta (Barcelona) and people at Real Madrid. These are clubs we would consider if Chelsea wanted to get rid of Petr. We would also consider Bayern but they have Neuer there. Then there are leagues Petr would not go to. For instance, the Serie A, because clubs in that league have problems.” – He insisted.
But he stressed on the fact that Chelsea remains Cech’s priority as he and his family are well settled in London.
“Petr isn’t 20 any more. His family are satisfied living in London. Petr is satisfied at Chelsea and there is interest in his services even after his active football career, so that they would want him to continue in some position at the club.
“Petr is successfully continuing his recovery from his [shoulder] injury and everything is going according to the plan. He will be ready for the start of the pre-season preparation.” – He added.