Chelsea FC linked with Mattia Destro and expect Petr Cech to stay at the club

Petr Cech (credit: Getty Images)
Roma striker Mattia Destro has been linked with a move to Chelsea before the summer transfer window closes on Monday night, while Petr Cech is expected to stay at Stamford Bridge and fight to regain his first-team place from Thibaut Courtois this season.

Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are both believed to have been monitoring Cech's situation after he was left on the bench by Jose Mourinho for Chelsea's opening two Premier League matches, but the Blues look set to fend off any interest from possible suitors following a positive response from the goalkeeper.

The 32-year-old, who has kept a record 220 clean sheets for Chelsea since joining the club in 2004, could easily have opted to seek a fresh challenge elsewhere after it became apparent Courtois had usurped him as the club's No.1, with PSG particularly keen to capture his signature.

However, John Terry recently revealed that the Czech Republic international has been a model professional since his demotion and everyone at Stamford Bridge is delighted with that response. 

"It is very hard to take for big Petr but he is Chelsea through-and-through and has been unbelievable in the way he has responded in training – and in his attitude," Terry told the Daily Mirror.

"Some players throw their toys out the pram and Petr 100 per cent has not done that.

"He is fighting for his place and he has been here a long time. He still feels like he wants to stay here. We have got two of the best keepers in the world. Petr has done it for many years and if Thibaut can replicate that it will take some doing."

Destro, meanwhile, has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Fernando Torres if he is allowed to leave the Blues for AC Milan, with the 23-year-old having impressed when netting 13 times in Serie A last season to help Roma to second place behind Juventus.

That healthy total was achieved despite a four-match ban for punching a Cagliari defender and it is felt that the Italy international, who just missed out on a trip to the World Cup, would be an ideal foil for Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.


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Chelsea FC linked with Mattia Destro and expect Petr Cech to stay at the club

Roma striker Mattia Destro has been linked with a move to Chelsea before the summer transfer window closes on Monday night, while Petr Cech is expected to stay at Stamford Bridge and fight to regain his first-team place from Thibaut Courtois this season.

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