Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has caught the attention of PSG and Monaco and both clubs have contact his agent regarding a possible transfer back to Ligue 1, reports Sky Sports.
Cech’s agent, Viktor Kolar, has told a Czech website that the clubs have both been in contact with him about a deal for the 32 year old, despite Cech’s position at Chelsea still unknown.
Cech was one of the first signings of the Abramovich era, moving from Ligue 1 side Rennes in 2004 and he cemented his place as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and as one of the best to ever play in the Premier League.
However, with the emergence of Thibaut Courtois and his successive three year loan spell at Atletico Madrid, which included last season’s title win, the number one spot at Chelsea is highly contested.
Neither player would be content with a spot on the bench, meaning one may have to leave the club. Whilst neither have been told they will have to leave the Stamford Bridge club, other clubs are awaiting to find out if one could become available.
Whilst the two top teams in French league have made contact, Cech’s agent has said that should the 32-year-old be available for transfer, the goalkeeper would only be available to the best teams in the world due to his salary and high profile.
Should he get released, Kolar has said that Barcelona and Real Madrid could be the first teams he contacts, as well as possibly Bayern Munich although the presence of Manuel Neuer may dissuade that attempt.
Some leagues would be overlooked, such as Serie A, where Cech has no interest in playing. This means that even if Cech did become available, it could be unlikely that both PSG and Monaco would be deemed as clubs big enough to allow a transfer of such high importance in the agent’s eyes.
The Czech international, who has made over 100 appearances for his country, would be a highly targeted player but Kolar insists that Cech remains happy in England and is not desperate for a move away from Chelsea.
With his family settled and the possibility of Chelsea offering him an opportunity within the club once he retires, it would be difficult to lure the keeper away.
Cech is currently recovering from shoulder surgery but is expected to be fit again to return to the squad ahead of the pre-season which includes several games in Europe including against Werder Bremen.
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