Petr Cech to consider leaving Chelsea in January

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will consider leaving Stamford Bridge in January, with the Blues poised to hand Thibaut Courtois a new long-term contract.

The Telegraph report that Cech, who was expected to leave Chelsea this summer after losing his first-team place to the Belgium international, will reassess his future when the transfer window opens at the turn of the New Year.

The report adds that French champions Paris Saint-Germain and fellow Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco remain keen on Cech, despite failing to sign him this summer, while Real Madrid are also keeping an eye on the situation.

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Cech keen to prove his worth

Cech was keen to stay in London this summer, because he and his family are settled in the city, but was not interested in a move to Queens Park Rangers - despite reportedly being offered to the newly-promoted club.

The Czech Republic international still holds out hope of impressing Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in the Champions League and Capital One Cup.

Courtois: Chelsea's number one

But Courtois, having impressed in his first competitive performances for the Blues, is now indisputably Mourinho's first-choice goalkeeper - and is regarded by some as the best keeper on the planet at present.

Cech, at the age of 32, is still regarded as first-class goalkeeper but Mourinho was left with no option but to play Courtois out of fear of losing the world-class 22-year-old.

Cech still has two years left to run on his contract at Stamford Bridge and will fight for his place until January. But, if the situation fails to change, he will seriously consider the idea of leaving the club he joined from Rennes back in 2004.

Move to Real Madrid may appeal most

Of all the interested clubs. a move to Real Madrid is likely to be the most appealing option.

Real Madrid are still looking for a long-term replacement for club legend Iker Casillas, who has won his first-team place back at the Bernabeu despite a dismal World Cup campaign with Spain, even though they secured the services of 27-year-old Keylor Navas this summer.

PSG, though, will be able to match whatever Real Madrid offer in terms of wages - and the Parisians are believed to be keen to replace Italy international Salvatore Sirigu.

AS Monaco also have the financial resources to match Real Madrid's wage offer - but questions marks have been placed over the French club this summer after they offloaded their two prized assets: James Rodriguez, who joined Real Madrid, and Radamel Falcao, who has has signed a season-long loan deal at Manchester United.

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