Petr Cech has reaffirmed his desire to play first-team football next season after admitting he isn’t certain he will remain at Chelsea.
The legendary Blues goalkeeper has fallen behind Thibaut Courtois in the Stamford Bridge pecking order and is expected to end his 11-year stay at the club this summer.
Cech has still managed to make 15 appearances this season despite playing second fiddle to Courtois but has come out this week and once again declared his intention to get off the bench next term.
He said: "I feel that every game I played I played on the level I was required to be, so it was very positive for me and it gave me the reassurance that I'm ready to play and I want to play.
"So let's see what's going to happen at the end of the season and what's going to be the plan at the end of the season.
"I have no plans yet and as soon as the season is over, I'll look to the future and just see what I want to decide. I feel that I'm fit and ready to play and I don't want to lose time on the bench.
"It was a very different season to before and I had a completely different role to what I used to have and I had to find a way to go through the year.
"Obviously we have games where we need to be always ready and every player, you want to play as much as possible, so my year was different to previous years. I had to find my way through."
Cech will be entering the final 12 months of his contract this summer but Chelsea are still believed to want around £10million for the keeper’s services.
Mourinho will not stand in Cech’s way if he asks to leave the Bridge.
Cech has racked up hundreds of appearances for Chelsea since his £7million move from Rennes in 2004 and helped deliver the club's first Champions League triumph.