Chelsea boss José Mourinho has clearly stated that he would not like to sell Petr Cech despite transfer rumours linking the Czech Republic goalkeeper with a move to Monaco. The 31-year-old’s place as the first-team regular at Chelsea is under threat after the club’s decision to recall Thibaut Courtois from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid. The 22-year-old is widely regarded as the future of Chelsea between the sticks. Even though Cech is at the prime of a goalkeeper’s career, Chelsea believe that Courtois is the way forward.
The Belgian international has clearly stated that he will not remain a Chelsea if he would be the second choice. The decision to retain him at the club is an indirect hint that Courtois will start against Burnley in the opening Premier league match. Despite the transfer rumours, Mourinho says that Cech will not be sold. He says that having two top goalkeepers in the form of Courtois and Cech is a major boost to the squad, while Chelsea also have Australian international Mark Schwarzer as a backup.
Mourinho has previously had two top goalkeepers at the same time. A number of clubs are also going down the same route. Barcelona recently brought in Claudio Bravo to work along with German Ter Stegen as well.
“To have Cech and Courtois, the best young goalkeeper in the world and one of the top three or five experienced keepers, for me and Chelsea it’s perfect. There’s no story. One will play and Chelsea will be in safe hands for good because both are very good players. The window is the window but I’m so happy with the situation. For a coach the problem is when you don’t have good players. Then we’re in trouble. We have to make decisions but we’re paid to make them and I’m really happy with the situation,” said Mourinho.