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Jul 3, 2014

PSG, Monaco show Petr Cech interest

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Petr Cech's agent has said Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco have both enquired about the goalkeeper's availability, but insisted his client has no reason to believe his future does not lie with Chelsea.

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 Cech, 32, could lose his place in Jose Mourinho's team to Thibaut Courtois who is expected to return from a three-year loan spell with Atletico Madrid this summer.

Courtois impressed during his time in Spain, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Europa League as well as helping Atletico reach the Champions League final.

However, as it stands, Mourinho has not given Cech any reason to doubt his place at Chelsea is under threat.

"Nothing changes. He has two years left on his Chelsea contract and has an interest to continue there. Mourinho did not tell him that he would not count on him anymore," Viktor Kolar told Aktualne.

"We have not been given any signals that Petr would be made available [for transfer]. If that was the case, though, you have to realise that Petr is one of the world's top goalkeepers and has a certain salary. There are not many clubs who could afford to sign him.

"If he were to leave, we're discussing two or three clubs in the world. The situation has developed in a way, of course, but for now he is staying at Chelsea."

Petr Cech has won three Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League with Chelsea.

Should Cech move on he would have no shortage of options across Europe's elite clubs, according to Kolar, who has talked up interest from France, Spain and Germany.

He said: "Paris Saint-Germain have shown interest and we have also communicated with Monaco.

"I would get in touch with [Andoni] Zubizarreta [at Barcelona] and people at Real Madrid. These are clubs we would consider if Chelsea wanted to get rid of Petr. We would also consider Bayern but they have [Manuel] Neuer there.

"Then there are leagues Petr would not go to, for instance, Serie A, because clubs in that league have problems."

Despite the uncertainty Cech hopes to remain at Chelsea with plans for him to stay at the club after his retirement as a player already being discussed.

"Petr isn't 20 [years old] any more. His family are satisfied living in London," Kolar said. "Petr is satisfied at Chelsea and there is interest in his services even after his active football career, so that they would want him to continue in some position at the club.

"Petr is successfully continuing his recovery from his [shoulder] injury and everything is going according to the plan. He will be ready for the start of the pre-season preparation."

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