Petr Cech had been granted permission by Chelsea to leave Stamford Bridge as confirmed by his agent, according to Goal.com.
The 32-year-old is interested in getting regular first-team football and has voiced his displeasure of playing a bit-part role being second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois in the Blues' title winning campaign of 2014/15.
Speaking to talkSPORT,Viktor Kolar,the Czech international’s representative,has said,”Petr has a valid contract with his current club,however,I can confirm that we have been permitted by Chelsea to negotiate with interested parties.”
“Petr has confirmed his interest to play regularly at a top club.”
Chelsea manager,Jose Mourinho has time and again reiterated that he would love Cech to stay but also admitted he won’t stand in his way if the 32-year-old decides to leave Stamford Bridge.
Clubs lining up move
Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Besiktas and AS Roma are some of the suitors of the world-class keeper, but as per Daily Mail reports, the Gunners have now turned their attention to Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel as they believe Chelsea are reluctant to sell to a league rival.
One of the first recruits of Jose Mourinho in his first spell in 2004, Cech, gradually established himself in the global stage to be regarded as one of the greatest of his generation.
It would definitely be an end of an era after Cech spent 11 years in west London, winning the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup with Chelsea.
After 485 appearances for The Blues, in which 332 have been league games - boasting a record 166 clean sheets - Cech is ready for new challenges elsewhere. Possessing every key aspect of a world-class goalkeeper, he will bring experience and depth to whichever club he represents in the future.