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Chelsea No.2 goalkeeper Petr Cech is set to hold talks with the Blues bosses next week and is expected to plead with them to let him join either Arsenal or Manchester United.

The 33-year-old Czech international still has one year remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge, but has said he would not tolerate another season as a bench-warmer watching Thibaut Courtois get the start over him week in and week out.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho however is keen to keep Cech at the club and will try and convince him to stay when they meet up for talks.

Talking to the press before Friday’s 2016 European Championship qualifier against Iceland Cech said:”First I have to agree with the club what the conditions would be for leaving,”

“Next week we will have a meeting with Chelsea.

“At the moment it is with my agent. When it is clearer and all the cards are on the table, we will decide.

“I believe that for what I have done for the club and what the club has done for me, we can arrange it so we are all happy.”

He added: “I keep all options open, regardless of the country. I will decide based on what is best for me and my family. It does not matter whether it is England, Germany, France or Spain.

“If I move, it brings difficulties. It must change everything, look for housing, a school for children and so on.

“Therefore, the sooner I know what to do the better. I can plan everything and even rest before the new season.”