Chelsea have given Cech permission to leave – agent

The 32-year-old has played second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge this season but is keen to get first-team football elsewhere

Chelsea have given Petr Cech permission to seek a transfer this summer, the goalkeeper’s agent has confirmed.

The Czech Republic international has been No.2 to Thibaut Courtois this season after the young Belgian returned from his loan at Atletico Madrid, with Jose Mourinho keen to keep two excellent keepers on his books.

But Viktor Kolar, Cech’s representative, says that his client is keen to seek first-team football elsewhere and the Blues have relented.

“Petr has a valid contract with his current club, however, I can confirm that we have been permitted by Chelsea to negotiate with interested parties,” Kolar told talkSPORT.

“Petr has confirmed his interest to play regularly at a top club.”

The 32-year-old has played 14 games in all competitions this season but only five in the Premier League as Mourinho’s side secured the title.