Jose 'to give Cech vice-captaincy' to keep him with Blues
Jose Mourinho is set to offer goalkeeper Petr Cech the vice-captaincy at Chelsea in a bid to keep him at Stamford Bridge.
Cechs future at the club is in doubt with Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois set to return to west London this summer after three successful years on loan with Atletico Madrid.
Having helped the Spaniards to the La Liga title last season, Courtois is rated as one of the best goalkeepers in world football.
But despite this, Mourinho is keen to keep both Courtois and Cech at Stamford Bridge, at least in the short term, before confirming the Belgian international as his number one.
And with interest coming in from Monaco and bid-spending Paris Saint-Germain, the Chelsea boss needs to move quickly to seal Cechs services for the coming season and believes he can convince him to stay by offering him the vice-captaincy.
Chelsea skipper John Terry was previously backed up by Frank Lampard, who has departed the club this summer, making Cech the second-longest serving player at Stamford Bridge.
Cechs agent has already said his client remains happy in London, but admitted he is keeping his options open for the time being.