Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is pondering the option of a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain after losing his spot as the Blues' number one, according to the Daily Express.
The Czech international has been undisputed first choice since he joined the club in 2004, but that has all changed following the return of Thibaut Courtois from a three-season loan spell with Atletico Madrid.
The Belgian youngster has started both of Chelsea's Premier League games so far this season - and somewhat surprisingly boss Jose Mourinho has refused to say sorry for failing to hold private talks with the 32-year-old over his future and his role this season.
According to reports today Cech is furious at the perceived snub from the Special One, and is now seeking to end his stay at Stamford Bridge. The Express say that PSG have made an approach to take him on loan.
The paper adds that Cech is contemplating his next move and could well head to France for the season - although whether Chelsea will allow that to happen remains to be seen.
Mourinho seemingly still has hope that he can convince Cech to stay put, and hopes the lure of first team action in cup competitions will be enough to persuade him to stay.
“I hope Petr doesn’t want to leave, and until this moment we don’t have any sign that will happen,” he said. “If that situation comes, he deserves us sitting with him and listening to him. Petr would deserve the hierarchy of the club – owner and the board, and I come after them – sitting down and listening to him. He deserves everything from this club but I repeat, that moment hasn’t arrived. And I hope that day doesn't come. For the good of my team and Chelsea, I hope that doesn’t happen.
“I have no plan [in terms of losing one overseas player by 1 September] other than to make a decision in the last 48 hours. When a player is not able to make the Premier League list, obviously he can’t stay in the club just training. If that moment comes, we have to make a decision. That player will obviously have to go out on loan but I can rotate the goalkeepers. Petr has to play.
"Obviously I have no problems to play Petr in any match. It doesn’t matter where, or in which competition. For me, if I decide to make that rotation when we have an accumulation of matches, it’s probably the easiest position to do it. We have two of the best three goalkeepers in the world.”
Another player who's future is in doubt is Fernando Torres. It was reported that he could leave Chelsea but Mourinho has insisted today that he'll stay put.