Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are frowning at the news coming from BBC Sport, who seem to think that the Blues have given Petr Cech permission to speak with other clubs as his Chelsea career looks like coming to a close.
As one of our punters notes, it was only going to be a matter of time before Manchester United threw their hat into the ring for Cech and it seems that is the case now, with one of our punters noting that would be a brilliant replacement for David De Gea should the stopper decide to leave for Real Madrid.
Chelsea fans meanwhile are gutted at the prospect of seeing Cech go but fully understand that he needs to be playing week in, week out.
Chelsea fans. Would it be even worse to let Cech leave for United than Liverpool or Arsenal? Are United actual title contenders? Let us know your thoughts below.