Petr Cech will not be going anywhere if Jose Mourinho gets his way, even if it means upsetting the long-serving Chelsea goalkeeper.
This has been a difficult campaign for the 32-year-old, having been displaced as first-choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge after 10 seasons.
Mourinho has plumped for Thibaut Courtois more often than not this term, leaving the Czech international understandably frustrated not to be playing a more regular role.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with a summer move, but Mourinho wants Cech to remain at Stamford Bridge and certainly does not want him going to another Premier League side.
“One thing is Jose Mourinho and another is Mr Abramovich and another thing is the board because the board includes a little bit of me, a little bit of other people,” he said.
“But if it was me, if it was my decision, my decision is Petr to stay. That’s it. It would be my decision for Petr to stay.”
Such a stance may upset Cech but Mourinho said he would be willing to go against the will of the player for the betterment of the club.
“I think that the club is more important than the players and, as was proved this season, the club needs two very good goalkeepers,” he said.