Cech: No rush on transfer hunt

The Blues have been surprisingly quiet this summer, with plenty of

speculation doing the rounds but little actual activity being

carried out. A change in manager is partially responsible for their

lack of action, with Carlo Ancelotti having been replaced by Andre

Villas-Boas. He will have his own targets in mind and must discuss

a strategy with owner Roman Abramovich before splashing the cash.

As far as first-choice goalkeeper Cech is concerned, that is a

sensible approach, with it important not to waste money bringing in

players who offer nothing to the current squad. “I think there is

no hurry to get new players,” he told Sky Sports News. “Chelsea at

the moment, with this squad, is quiet in the transfer market but

that doesn’t have to be the case in a week or 10 days.” While the

Blues have yet to show their hand during the summer window,

reigning Premier League champions Manchester United have already

spent some £50million. Among those to have been drafted in by

the Red Devils is Spanish shot-stopper David de Gea, a man Cech

rates but one he feels will have to cope with considerable pressure

next season. He said: “It’s a huge advantage for Manchester United

to have a goalkeeper who is 20 years old because he can stay for

many years. “But it is a huge gamble at the same time because he is

joining a historically very successful club that has had great

goalkeepers like Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar. “We

remember how many years it took to replace Peter Schmeichel, so

let’s see what’s going to happen now that Edwin van der Sar has

retired. It’s a huge task to fill the boots of Van der Sar.”