Petr Cech would consider Arsenal or Liverpool transfer - Viktor Kolar

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Arsenal and Liverpool have been encouraged to make a bid for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech next summer after the veteran custodian's agent Viktor Kolar intimated his client will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

The Daily Mail carries quotes from the 32-year-old stopper's representative, who ruled out the possibility of a January departure, saying that Jose Mourinho wants to retain the Czech Republic international's services to help the Blues secure the Premier League title in 2015.

Cech has lost his spot in the Chelsea team to Thibaut Courtois, who returned from a three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid to replace the former Rennes star between the sticks in west London.

However, the club legend is prepared to see out the remainder of the season at his current club before assessing his options ahead of 2015/16, even if it means settling for a watching brief from the substitutes' bench.

Kolar revealed that Cech has already received numerous enquiries from this country and abroad, and refused to rule out staying in England to join one of Chelsea's rivals in the future.

"It's unlikely Petr will leave Chelsea in the January transfer window," he confirmed in an interview with Czech newspaper Sport. "The club and coach want to keep him to help win the title.

"I think Arsenal should have made an offer to him. I think Petr would be considering it. [Also] Liverpool need to strengthen their position in goal and they know Petr will be available in the summer.

"We've been in contact with Real Madrid but they don't need a keeper just now. But we will discuss it again in March."

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Cech has actually started each of Chelsea's last three games - against Sporting Lisbon, Hull City and Derby County - after Courtois picked up a groin injury in training, but is expected to return to the bench for tonight's trip to the Britannia Stadium when Mourinho's men take on Stoke City in the Premier League.

The Blues will be under pressure to record a victory after Manchester City moved level on points with them at the top of the table following a convincing 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Six games ago Chelsea held a nine-point advantage over the Citizens, but have been caught up after losing their first game of the season against Newcastle United and being held to a goalless draw with Sunderland.

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