Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out the sale of Petr Cech this summer at his press conference today.
Mourinho said, regarding whether Cech would move on: “I don’t think so, but the market is open and so anything can happen.”
Cech faces significant competition for the first team place at Stamford Bridge for the first time since arriving in London, with Thibaut Courtois having returned to the club after a successful loan period at Atletico Madrid.
Courtois has since gone on to impose himself as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, and it seems likely that he will supplant Cech in the season ahead after an uncomfortable few seasons for the Czech goalkeeper.
Chelsea have added significantly in this summer’s window so far, signing Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas from Atletico Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
They have also seen significant departures on huge transfer fees. Romelu Lukaku moved to Everton earlier this week for £28 million, a record for the Goodison Park club, and David Luiz previously moved to PSG for £50 million.