Cech reiterates lack of future at Chelsea: Backup “for one season only”

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Petr Cech has reiterated that being a backup at club level is not something he’s prepared to do beyond this season.

Chelsea has 22-year-old Thibaut Courtois between the sticks as the now and future No. 1 goalkeeper, but Cech stuck around this season to compete with the returned from Atletico Madrid keeper.

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Cech, 32, was speaking from Czech training.

From Sky Sports:

“I don’t know what the club’s idea will be. It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo. But that can work for one season only. I don’t want another one like this.”

Asked about a possible move to European champions Real Madrid, he said: “When a specific offer comes I will consider it. There are offers one cannot turn down”.

This isn’t a big surprise, but the idea of Real Madrid is interesting given their long trips through the rumor mill with Manchester United’s David De Gea. Where else could Cech head? Would Chelsea sell to a Premier League rival like Liverpool? Could the Bundesliga be an option?

As for the Czechs, they’ll host Latvia in Euro qualifying on Saturday. They lead Group A by three points and have a six-point cushion on No. 3 Netherlands. The top two teams in each group advance automatically to the tournament, while the third-ranked team will be in a playoff unless it finishes with the best record of all third-placed teams.