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Report: Petr Cech and Chelsea said to be interested in reeling in Bremen's Pavlenka

By Peter Vice

Bremen fan site Deichstube.de reports that keeper Jiri Pavlenka may have yet another decision to make soon when it comes to a potential Premier League switch. 

Jiri Pavlenka.
Jiri Pavlenka.

Czech goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka is already understood to have turned down an offer to join an unspecified Premiership club. According to one of Germany's most reliable and well-sourced fan sites, however, the 29-year-old may soon receive another overture; one far more difficult to refuse.

Pavelnka's countryman Petr Cech, now an advisor under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea FC, is said to be keen on bringing him in as a backup to Edouard Mendy. The Stamford Bridge Blues are in need of a new #2 following the departure of veteran Willy Caballero and the desire of Kept Arrizabalaga.

In addressing the Deichstube report, Germany's main sporting tabloid does emphasize that its own sources cannot independently confirm the rumor. It may be fair to say that likelihood of a transfer is rather minute, given that a back-up role would not necessarily suit Pavlenka.

Bremen's Czech net minder currently watches the UEFA European Championships from Bremen camp after an injury precluded him from making head-coach Jaroslav Silhavy's tournament roster.

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