Petr Cech is not going to be allowed to leave Chelsea for anyone, if Jose Mourinho has his way.
The goalkeeper has been the Blues' number two behind Thibaut Courtois and intimated that he wanted to leave the club earlier this week.
And Mourinho is not willing to see that happen, preferring him to remain at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place.
He said: “One thing is Jose Mourinho and another is Mr Abramovich and another thing it the board because the board is a little bit of me and a little bit of other people.
“If it was me, if it was my decision the decision is Petr to stay. That’s it. It would be my decision for Petr to stay.” Even against his will. “Yes.”
“I think that the club is more important than the player and as was true this season the club needs two very good goalkeepers.
“Without Petr this season I don’t think the club would be champions because he played six important matches in the Premier League and without these points we probably wouldn’t be champions.
“But for me, decision number one, Petr will 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 it.”