Petr Cech to hold talks with Chelsea about his future

Image: Petr Cech: Will hold talks with Chelsea next week before deciding on his future.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech says he will hold talks with Chelsea next week before deciding if his future lies away from Stamford Bridge.

The 33-year-old has a year left on his contract with the Premier League champions but has dropped down the pecking order behind first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. 

Blues boss Jose Mourinho has stressed on several occasions that he is eager for the Czech stopper to stay and Cech is keen to resolve the issue sooner rather than later.

A number of clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester United, have been linked with the 33-year-old who has won four Premier League titles and the Champions League during his time at Chelsea. 

Speaking ahead of the Czech Republic's European Championship qualifier against Iceland on Friday, he said: "First I have to agree with the club what the conditions would be for leaving," 

Image: Petr Cech: Celebrating Chelsea's Premier League triumph

"Next week we will have a meeting with Chelsea.

"At the moment it is with my agent. When it is clearer and all the cards are on the table, we will decide.

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"I believe that for what I have done for the club and what the club has done for me, we can arrange it so we are all happy."

He added: "I keep all options open, regardless of the country. I will decide based on what is best for me and my family. It does not matter whether it is England, Germany, France or Spain.

"If I move, it brings difficulties. It must change everything, look for housing, a school for children and so on.

"Therefore, the sooner I know what to do the better. I can plan everything and even rest before the new season."

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