Petr Cech Keen To Stay In London Or England When He Leaves Chelsea
Petr Cech is close to a decision on his next club and keen to remain in England and ideally London, according to Sky sources.
The 33-year-old Czech international goalkeeper is currently on international duty ahead of their European Qualifier against Iceland on Friday.
Sources in his homeland understand Cech, who has just a year left on his contract, will meet with Chelsea on Monday along with his representatives and learn the minimum fee required for his transfer.
Cech is hoping the Blues do not block a move to a Premier League top-four rival if the fee is right because he is keen to remain in the division in which he has spent the past 11 years.
Cech spent last season as second choice to Thibault Courtois, the first time he has not been number one at Stamford Bridge since he joined Chelsea in 2004 – and he has made no secret of his desire to leave the club as a result.
Chelsea are keen to keep Cech at the club but manager Jose Mourinho has also said publically that they will show respect for a player who has been a long-term, consistent performer at the highest level and captained the team on many occasions.
Cech, who has made over 500 appearances for Chelsea, began his career at Chmel Bisany and then Sparta Prague in his home country before a two-year spell with Rennes.