Mourinho: No possibility of Cech leaving Chelsea
The Blues boss says there have been no offers for the Czech, despite reports to the contrary, and he welcomes the selection headache Thibaut Courtois’s return has triggered
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has rubbished suggestions Petr Cech could leave the club this summer, even though he has yet to reveal who his No.1 goalkeeper will be for the upcoming season.
Cech, who has been the Blues’ first-choice shot-stopper for a decade, faces fresh competition for a starting berth from Thibaut Courtois, who has at last returned from his three season-long loan spell at Atletico Madrid.
The Belgian’s presence has thrown Cech’s future into doubt, but Mourinho insists there have been no offers for Czech international and he is delighted to have such a “great problem” in choosing between two world-class goalkeepers.
“In this moment I don’t want to think about it because there is no offer, there is no possibility,” said the Chelsea boss when asked if Cech’s time at Stamford Bridge could be over.
“I’m working with them and I told them as a group today that every one of my players in the squad I’m happy to have. I’m not waiting for anything. It’s not good to analyse something that is not on the table.”
On the subject of who his No.1 will be against Burnley, he added: “I don’t tell you because they don’t know. The keepers don’t know and the team doesn’t know and they will know at the same time, all of them.
“In my opinion Chelsea has two of the three best goalkeepers in the world. This is unique. Is this [choosing between them] a problem for me? A great problem.
“They are both fantastic goalkeepers, even [Mark] Schwarzer, obviously in a different age and a different level at this moment. To have Cech and Courtois is a good problem.”