Cech, 32, has been a key player since joining Chelsea from Rennes in 2004, making 479 appearances for the west London outfit, and is a target for oil-rich Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain.

However, his time at the Bridge could be up as Mourinho looks to work Courtois into his first-team plans, and with the 22-year-old Belgian demanding nothing less than regular action, reports claim Cech is ready to be sacrificed as the Special One ushers in a new era.

Chelsea have already seen Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Samuel Eto'o depart on free transfers, and Mourinho has no intention of easing up on his ruthless decision-making as he looks to challenge Manchester City for their Premier League title.