Thibaut Courtois: I understand if Petr Cech leaves Chelsea this summer - roundup

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Good morning Chelsea fans, boy have we got news for you.

In all honesty we could say that to you everyday and get away with it because this is a news roundup, but don’t worry, today’s edition is extra special.

There’s no particular reason for this, but nonetheless we’re sure there’s going to be at least something included below that will get you gossiping or at least in the mood to debate and discuss in the comments box at the bottom of the article. So read on and enjoy.

Courtois comments

If Petr Cech leaves Chelsea this summer it’s safe to assume Thibaut Courtois will be a very happy man. Not only has the Belgium international taken his rival's spot in the Blues first-team, but if the latter departs, and it’s looking incredibly likely he will, Courtois will have fended off any chance of losing his place in Jose Mourinho’s plans.

Well the man himself has revealed that he would understand if his positional rival left Stamford Bridge this summer, although he’d be just as happy if Cech decides to stay.

"Petr is a fantastic guy and I worked really well with him," Courtois said.

"When you look at Petr's quality there is no doubt that he is one of the best in the world and I think we pushed each other to a higher level.

"I think we have seen in the games for Chelsea that if I was not playing he was playing and he saved the team as well. So I think it was a very good year for Chelsea.

"If he stays I am happy. If he leaves I understand as well."

The 32-year-old has been linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal, but his future has yet to be categorically cemented. There can be little doubt that Mourinho won’t want him moving to another Premier League club, but he might not have a decisive say in the matter if Cech is determined to stay in England.

Remy moving

In other news Loic Remy has reportedly told his teammates that he is looking to leave Chelsea this summer. The French international is behind Diego Costa in the pecking order and obviously doesn’t feel he can turn the tables.

At the moment it looks as though West Ham are favourites to sign him, though there are sure to be others in the race given his record in the Premier League.

Only this morning was it reported that Remy has been given consent to talk with West Ham over a possible switch across London, though what will materialise of those negotiations remains to be seen.

Fabregas performance

Last but not least it was a good night for Francesc Fabregas with the Spanish national side last night, as he scored and provided an assist against Costa Rica.

The midfielder playmaker looks to have carried the brilliant form he showcased with Chelsea last season into the summer break, with Mourinho sure to be praying he returns with just as much potency.

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