Arsenal are on the verge of signing Chelsea stopper Petr Cech for £11m according to The Daily Mail.
Arsenal are in dire need of a goalkeeper after a season that has seen David Ospina and Wojciech Szczęsny both share the position. With neither being convincing, Arsenal are in need of a keeper to command the position and it appears Cech is just the man for the job.
The Czech keeper has been at Chelsea since 2004 but finds himself out of favour after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea had designs of selling him to a team that wouldn’t be in direct competition with the Premier League champions next season, but it’s claimed that for his 11 years of service, Cech has earned the right to join the team of his choosing.
With Manchester United as well as PSG also thought to be interested in his services, this week Cech admitted that he would prefer not to uproot his children, meaning a move to The Emirates would likely be his best choice.
The Daily Mail report that talks between the two clubs are well underway and that a move could be completed as early as next week as Chelsea reluctantly sell to their London rivals.
With Manchester United likely to lose De Gea, and Arsenal in need of a strong keeper, signing the 33 year old doubles in significance as they will also be keeping him out of their rivals hands.