Petr Cech has confirmed he intends to leave Chelsea in the summer if Jose Mourinho does not make him the club's first-choice goalkeeper.
Cech lost his place to Thibaut Courtois at the beginning of the season but was used in both the FA Cup and Capital One Cup competitions. He has also had a run out in the Champions League and stood in for Courtois on five occasions in the Premier League.
It was a shock decision from Mourinho as Cech had been the established first-choice goalkeeper for nine seasons prior to the decision. He was also, and still is, considered one of the finest shot-stoppers in the world.
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The 32-year-old has acted with professionalism under intense speculation and has played very well when called upon. However, the Czech Republic international has now confirmed that his position of understudy will not be tolerated for more than one season.
"It will be important to sit down with the club, with the manager, to consider all the pros and cons"
If the situation does not change then Cech will ask Chelsea to allow him to leave in the summer transfer window. He admits there will be offers too good to refuse.
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"I don't know what the club's idea will be. It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo," he told the Idnes newspaper.
"But that can work for one season only. I don't want another one like this."
There has been intense speculation over Cech's future all season with plenty of clubs thought to be interested in signing him. AS Roma tried to sign him in the January transfer window while Arsenal are believed to be considering a summer bid.
The £100,000-a-week star says he does not want to speculate any further on his future, but admits he will need to sit down with Mourinho to decide on the best option.
"It will be important to sit down with the club, with the manager, to consider all the pros and cons. We will see what will work out the best."
Asked about a possible move to European champions Real Madrid, he said: "Whan a specific offer comes I will consider it. There are offers one cannot turn down".
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