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Chelsea linked with former England international to replace Petr Cech

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Petr Cech all but confirmed that he'll be leaving Chelsea over the summer, meaning that Chelsea will e looking for a new backup. The Blues could look to internal options such as Jamal Blackman, but logically, Jose Mourinho's side will want to have an experienced keeper behind Thibaut Courtois when the 2015/16 season kicks off.

The Times haven't wasted any time getting the rumor mill started, linking the Blues with QPR's Rob Green:

Chelsea will move to sign Robert Green as a replacement for Petr Cech when the Czech Republic goalkeeper leaves Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Chelsea have set a £10 million valuation for Cech after he revealed on Tuesday that he does not want to spend another season acting as an understudy to Thibaut Courtois.

Green is unlikely to have any problem with that job description as he comes towards the end of his career, and should be available for a much lower transfer fee.

Green isn't exciting, but is about as logical a target as the media are likely to find. He's nearing the end of his contract, and probably at a point in his career where being a backup on a great team would be preferable to starting in the Championship.

For Chelsea, Green would also make a lot of sense. He's not likely to command a large transfer fee, he's not going to require a lengthy contract, and he's likely to be available assuming that QPR go down. He's also 'home grown', something that's of value anyway, and even more so in the future if Greg Dyke's ridiculous proposal passes. That's a whole different can of worms, though.

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