Since his arrival in 2004, Petr Cech has been Chelsea's number 1 goalkeeper. But since the return of Thibaut Courtois, Cech has been dropped to 2nd choice behind the Belgian keeper.
Cech has been linked with many different moves in the past few weeks and months. With his appearances being limited and confined to appearances in cup games, could he seek regular football in January?
Here, we take a look at 5 possible options for Petr Cech.
Recently, Turkish side Besiktas have reportedly been interested in Petr Cech's services. He could join up with former Chelsea teammate Demba Ba, who signed for the club in the summer. With European football available, could Petr Cech be a Besiktas player by the end of the January transfer window?
Another club reportedly interested in Petr Cech's signature is French side Monaco. After the sales of big name players Falcao and James Rodriguez, Cech could be a player that Monaco look to sign to fill those shoes. Money is no problem for Monaco, so a potential move for the Chelsea goalkeeper could happen.
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PSG are another side that Petr Cech could join. Similarly with Monaco, money is no problem for the Parisian side. With former teammate David Luiz already at the club, Cech could reunite with the Brazilian defender. Although PSG already have a top class keeper in Salvatore Sirigu at the club, Cech could move to the French capital in the near future.
2. Stay at Chelsea
There's always the possibility that Petr Cech will stay at Chelsea and fight Thibaut Courtois for the number 1 spot. He has spent a decade at Stamford Bridge, and could find it hard to leave after so long. An injury or suspension to Courtois could see Cech cement a first team place, and stay at the London-based club.
1. Real Madrid
Spanish and European champions Real Madrid is another possibility for Petr Cech. With the form of Iker Casillas being a topical debate, Cech could be a short-term replacement for the Spanish international. A move to the Spanish capital could prove very tempting for the goalkeeper.
What do you think? Where do you think Petr Cech will end up? Will he join a new club, or stay at Chelsea? Comment below.