LONDON -- Chelsea will hold talks with Petr Cech at the end of the season over a potential return to Stamford Bridge in a non-playing capacity after the Arsenal goalkeeper announced his intention to retire, sources have told ESPN FC.
An undisputed Premier League legend of what already feels like a bit of a bygone era, Cech will bow out with records aplenty as well as four league titles, five FA Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League.
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"This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of the season," Cech wrote on Twitter.
Petr Cech will be back in goal for Arsenal's Carabao Cup game against Blackpool on Wednesday, Unai Emery has disclosed, a decision that indicates that Bernd Leno will keep his No. 1 spot in the Premier League.
Cech has been sidelined for nearly a month with a hamstring injury, allowing Leno the chance to impress between the post in his absence after the Czech veteran had kept the German newcomer on the bench at the start of the season.
Leno kept his starting spot at Crystal Palace on Sunday when...