Premier League giants Chelsea are bracing themselves for a flurry of bids for goalkeeper Petr Cech in the coming days, according to the Daily Mail.
Fellow stopper Thibaut Courtois returned to Chelsea after three successful seasons at Atletico Madrid and now is counted among the best young goalkeepers in world football today.
Cech or Courtois: Tough choice
Manager Jose Mourinho has a tough decision to choose whom he prefers in goal. with indications being that the Portuguese favours the Belgian ahead of Cech, having handed him his debut in a Chelsea shirt against Burnley on Monday.
The Czech Republic international spent the last ten years being The Blues’ number one goalkeeper, appearing in 470 matches in all competitions.
Mourinho himself admitted that he wants Cech to stay even if offers come in, preferring that the Stamford Bridge icon stays in order to fight for a starting spot.
French, Spanish & English clubs interested
Ligue 1 outfits Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco, as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League rivals Liverpool, are keenly monitoring the situation and it is only a matter of time before an official bid is made.
Cech's situation is made perhaps ever more untenable given that his rival is set to sign an extension on his current contract at Stamford Bridge if he is given the number one role in the team.
Having two top-class international goalkeepers in the squad would be a welcome headache for Mourinho, but with only over seven days till the transfer windows shuts, bids for Cech are imminent which both the player and the club know. PSG and Monaco could provide him with first-team opportunities which Real and Liverpool can’t guarantee.