Manchester United have taken a surprise interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to reports in the London Evening Standard.
After 11 years at the club, Cech has been given permission to negotiate a move away from Stamford Bridge after a season mostly spent on the bench.
The signing of Thibaut Courtois last summer has resulted in Cech making just 16 appearances this season, and he is now looking for more regular football elsewhere.
A number of teams are reportedly interested in the Czech, including Arsenal, Besiktas, and now United.
With a huge amount of speculation regarding the future of current number one keeper David de Gea, United have long aimed to sign Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris. However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is rumoured not to be keen on the idea of negotiating with United, after bad experiences with previous transfers.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has previously stated that, if Cech were to leave, he would prefer it if the veteran keeper went abroad.
But, with the 32-year old’s future still undecided, there have been no official bids from any club as of yet.