John Ruddy
John Ruddy turned down a move to Chelsea in 2013Getty

Norwich City manager Alex Neil is unconcerned by suggestions Chelsea want his goalkeeper John Ruddy, but has urged manager Jose Mourinho to "get his chequebook out" if he is serious about an offer.

With Petr Cech likely to leave the club at the end of the season having expressed his displeasure over playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois, the Blues have been linked with a number of potential understudies for the Belgium international.

Queens Park Rangers shot stopper Rob Green also remains in the frame but reports have suggested the Premier League champions will make an offer for 28-year-old Ruddy, who rejected a move to Stamford Bridge in 2013.

While Norwich's focus is currently on their Championship play-off semi-final against Ipswich Town on 16 may, Neil took the time to brush off speculation regarding his players.

"That will happen regardless of the situation we are in right now, particularly around good players who have had a good season," he was quoted as saying by the Pink 'Un. "It doesn't matter what league you are in there is always going to be interest.

"If Chelsea and Jose want John then they can pick up the phone and get the chequebook out. It is part of the game and it doesn't concern me in the slightest."

Cech is all but certain to bring an end to his 10-year spell at Stamford Bridge this summer. The Czech Republic international has started just five league games this term and remains linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain, Besiktas and Arsenal.

But Mourinho remains resistant to the idea of his former stalwart strengthening a domestic rival. "For me, decision number one, Petr will stay. After that, second point, to go but not in England," he said.

"The option I don't want is for him to go to an English club. But, I repeat, I am just the manager and he means so much for this club and what he did in this club, I think he deserves everything from this club. If the club decision is different to mine I will accept it."