Stunned is not the word for Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern, after the Daily Express claimed that Jose Mourinho was prepared to let one of their top stars leave the club.
Mourinho is reportedly willing to allow Petr Cech to leave Chelsea in order to bring young goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois back to the club and allow him to take the number one jersey.
Now as our punters note, we would not have expected Cech to be happy about potentially sitting on the bench next season but the fact of the matter is that Courtois had a better season last term and was simply outstanding.
Cech also suffered an injury which may keep him out of pre-season and indeed the start of the new campaign, meaning Mourinho’s hand has been swayed towards handing Courtois the starting spot.
Our landlord quips that we would not even need to ask about the potential destination for Cech – of course Paris Saint Germain will be coming in for the player – after all they have expressed an interest in every other Chelsea star this summer!