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Mourinho 'optimistic' of keeping Cech at Chelsea

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Everyone's been expecting Petr Cech to wander off into the sunset this summer. Having been displaced as Chelsea's number one by Thibaut Courtois, Cech's been making noises about wanting more playing time, and that's put every club in Europe who needs a top goalkeeper on high alert. The question has not been 'will he stay?' but rather 'where will he go?' And so naturally Jose Mourinho is enjoying himself turning his expectations on his head.

Some context to that 'I have to say, yes' -- Mourinho was responding directly to 'do you expect Cech to be at Chelsea next season'. I'd still be skeptical of keeping him around, but from what the manager's saying the legendary keeper's departure is far from a foregone conclusion.

As for the other transfer rumours:

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