Dislodged Chelsea star could be offered escaped route with three clubs interested

Petr Cech At Stamford Bridge

Having been replaced by Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could be set to leave the club, with three clubs monitoring his situation.

Cech, now 32, joined Chelsea 10 years ago having impressed with Rennes in France, and has been the Blues' first choice stopper ever since. The Czech Republic international has now made almost 500 appearances for Jose Mourinho's side, establishing himself as one of the top goalkeepers not only in the Premier League, but also in Europe.

His position between the sticks has been in doubt for some time though, with the emergence of youngster Thibaut Courtois a constant threat. The 22-year-old has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid having joined Chelsea from Genk back in 2011, but has now returned with his reputation as the finest young shot stopper in the world firmly in tact.

With Courtois back in West London, manager Mourinho had a decision to make; stick with his long-term first choice Cech, or go with the up-and-coming star in Courtois. Both were given equal playing time in pre-season to put the situation in even more doubt - but after Cech's shaky end to last season, Mourinho made the decision to start Courtois against Burnley in the first game of the season, essentially making it clear that Courtois was the first choice.

A new five-year contract is allegedly on the table for the Belgian, which adds more fuel to the idea that Cech's days at Stamford Bridge are numbered - and unsurprisingly, there are a number of teams reportedly interested in offering him a way out ahead of the transfer deadline.

Reports today suggest that Monaco and Real Madrid are monitoring the situation, whilst Paris Saint-Germain are leading the chase. Laurent Blanc's side have been linked with a number of goalkeepers already such as Tottenham's Hugo Lloris, with a belief that they can upgrade upon first choice stopper Salvatore Sirigu.

Meanwhile, Monaco have replaced Sergio Romero with Fulham's Maarten Stekelenburg on loan, but having made a poor start to the season, the Ligue 1 moneybags may look to bring in a top goalkeeper to begin their revival under new boss Leonardo Jardim.

Real Madrid appear to be the least likely team to target Cech given the signing of Keylor Navas already this summer, but one thing seems certain - Cech will have no shortage of offers should he choose to seek first-team football away from Chelsea.

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