There have been thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours linking Chelsea’s Petr Cech with a move to the Emirates, but now Jose Mourinho has come out and admitted that he personally would not allow the Czech international to move to any Premiership club, in fact he would rather that he stayed at Stamford Bridge next season!
“One thing is Jose Mourinho and another is Mr Abramovich and another thing is the board because the board includes a little bit of me, a little bit of other people,” The Chelsea Boss lamented. “But if it was me, if it was my decision, my decision is Petr to stay. That’s it. It would be my decision for Petr to stay.”
“I think that the club is more important than the players and, as was proved this season, the club needs two very good goalkeepers,”
“Without Petr this season I don’t think the club would be champions because he played six important matches in the Premier League and without these points we probably wouldn’t be champions.
“So for me, decision number one: Petr will stay. After that, second point to go but not in England. The option I don’t want is for him to go to an English club.
“But, I repeat, I am just the manager and he means so much for this club and what he did in this club I think he deserves everything from this club.
“If the club decision is different to mine, I will accept with all the respect.”
I think it highly unlikely that the Chelsea board or Abramovich would go against Mourinho on player policy, even if it meant letting him go abroad for a cheaper price. But I do believe that he will let Cech leave, but only if he can get hold of a top quality replacement willing to sit on the Chelsea bench for his chance.
But one thing’s for sure. Petr Cech will NOT be coming to Arsenal….