Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he will not stand in the way of Petr Cech if he wants to leave the club in the summer, but insists the Liverpool target will only go for ‘huge money.’
The Reds have been linked with a move for the 32-year-old who Mourinho describes as being one of the best three goalkeepers in the world, with Cech often having played second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois this season.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for a new goalkeeper to challenge Simon Mignolet for the number one spot next term, despite a drastic improvement from the Belgian since the turn of the year.
And Mourinho’s words on Cech’s situation may well encourage the Reds to make a move in the summer.
“I don’t think Petr is a guy to be persuaded. He doesn’t let anyone persuade him,” Mourinho said.
“He will make his decision and, when he makes that decision, I think he’s very mature making what he feels is the best decision for him and his future.
“I will just wait, wishing his decision is to stay. That’s my desire. I would like him very, very much to stay.
“But I don’t waste my time trying to persuade him because it’s just his decision.
“If he tells me he wants to leave I will tell him my opinion, that he is one of the three best goalkeepers in the world, so huge money.”