It was a story that broke during the International break but it appears that Barcelona are interested in signing Petr Cech from Chelsea this summer. The Chelsea goalkeeper is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe.
El Mundo Deportivo reports that one of those clubs that is still interested is Barcelona, who are having trouble with their No.1 goalkeeper. Valdes has not yet signed a new contract with the Catalans, and it is believed that he is asking for more money than the club are willing to give him.
With his deal running out, Barcelona may well cash in on him if he does not extend his deal, and this would leave the door open for Cech. The goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Barcelona before, and the Daily Mail quoted him as saying in 2007 that a move would have to be considered.
“Can I imagine staying in England? That I cannot answer. So far I have been very happy at Chelsea and I have started to love the Premier League. I have got used to life in London and my wife and I like it,” he said. “But in the case of Barcelona showing interest, yes, certainly it would be worth considering.”
Two years down the line, it will be interesting to see what Cech’s reaction will be were Barcelona to lodge an official bid for his services especially with the revolving door on the manager’s office at Stamford Bridge