With Thibaut Courtois set to return to Stamford Bridge and with Mark Schwarzer having signed a new one-year deal, could Petr Cech be about to become the fall guy?
It would seem that 32 year-old Cech`s future is far from certain with one leading tabloid inferring that the two French clubs, Monaco and Paris St Germain are keen to land the Czech keeper.
Fuel is added to the fire by remarks, attributed to Cech`s agent, Vicktor Kolar, who has remarked about the situation,
"PSG have shown interest and we`ve communicated with Monaco."
"Nothing changes. He has two years on his contract and has an interest to continue."
"He has a certain salary. Not many clubs could afford to sign him."
"The situation is now evolving but for now he is staying at Chelsea."
However, switching to another tabloid the scenario is slightly different with Kolar predicting that if Cech were deemed surplus to requirements, by Chelsea, then La Liga would be the likely destination with his agent quoted as having remarked,
"If we were to leave, we`re discussing two or three clubs. I would get in touch with Andoni Zubizarreta (Barcelona Sporting Director) ad people at Real Madrid."
So, what is the verdict folks; could we possibly have seen the last appearance by Cech in a Chelsea shirt?
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