Petr Cech’s Arsenal switch looks close to being completed in the next few days as his Chelsea teammates believe that he is on the verge of linking up with the Gunners, the London Evening Standard reports.
Cech has stated his desire to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after falling behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order following a decade of being the club’s first choice.
A number of clubs across Europe are said to be keen on his signature, but the 33-year-old is settled in the capital and doesn’t want to uproot his young family.
Manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to sell him to a direct title rival, but is willing to bow to his demands after ten years of solid service.
And now a number of Chelsea first team stars believe that a deal to take him to the Emirates is close, and that they will be lining up against him next season.
Chelsea had hoped to do a swap deal with their north London counterparts for winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but their initial advances were rejected, though they now hope the Gunners will accept a straight £14m offer.
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