Cech: I could see Rooney in a Chelsea shirt

The Blues keeper believes the England striker would be a welcome addition to the Stamford Bridge squad should he decide to leave Manchester United this summer

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech admits he would be delighted if the west London club signed Wayne Rooney from Manchester United this summer.

The 27-year-old's future at Old Trafford is currently uncertain after former boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed the striker had asked to leave the Premier League champions in the closing stages of last season.

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Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have been credited with an interest in Rooney but Cech is hoping the England international moves to Stamford Bridge should he opt for a change of scenery - but only if Jose Mourinho wants him.

"I could see him in a Chelsea shirt," the Czech Republic international told Sky Sports. "Players can change shirts and obviously he had a fantastic career with Manchester United and sometimes players need new challenges.

"Sometimes the consequences are the way that you are looking for the new challenge and change of the shirt.

"So if that happened, obviously he is a fantastic player and he will be welcome to our squad but now we are only in the moment of speculation about it so we will see what this week will bring.

"He's a great player and you always want to see great players in your team." 

Chelsea have also been heavily linked with Napoli's in-demand forward Edinson Cavani, although Cech admits he wouldn't try to influence Mourinho into signing the Uruguay star or any other player.

"I could see anybody in a Chelsea shirt, it depends if Jose Mourinho wants to see those players in the Chelsea shirt," he added.

"So I believe that he has his own ideas about the team, he knows exactly what he wants in the team. And as I said, now the transfer window opens and we will see what will be the movement in our squad in reality."