Petr Cech’s agent has revealed the out-of-favour Chelsea star is in talks with Turkish club Besiktas.
The experienced goalkeeper has played second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois this season as the Belgian has cemented his place as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice at Stamford Bridge.
At the age of 32, Cech feels he can’t spend any more time on the bench as he approaches the closing stages of his career and is wanted by clubs across Europe.
Arsenal and Paris St Germain were front-runners for his signature but it has now emerged he could be heading elsewhere.
“I have been in contact with Besiktas, we are in talks,” Cech’s agent Viktor Kolar told Turkish publication Fanatik.
“Turkey is a choice for Cech, but we will decide when the league is over.”
“One thing is Jose Mourinho and another is Mr Abramovich and another thing is the board because the board includes a little bit of me, a little bit of other people,” Mourinho said.
“But if it was me, if it was my decision, my decision is Petr to stay. After that, second point to go but not in England. The option I don’t want is for him to go to an English club.
“But, I repeat, I am just the manager and he means so much for this club and what he did in this club I think he deserves everything from this club.
“If the club decision is different to mine, I will accept with all the respect.”
Cech has only made five Premier League starts this term but was afforded a place in Chelsea’s starting XI for the Capital One Cup win over Tottenham at Wembley.