Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours.
The deal will end Cech’s 11 year association with the club, meaning the Blues will look to step up their interest in signing a new backup goalkeeper for Thibaut Courtois.
Arsenal are also said to be closing in on Blues midfielder Charly Musonda after they made an £8.5million offer, according to the Metro.
The Gunners have been in talks to sign the French play-maker amid growing talk that he’s looking to leave Stamford Bridge.
Defender Abdul Baba Rahman has concerns over a proposed move to Chelsea – because he fears he will not play regularly, the Daily Mirror reports.
The club may now have to look elsewhere for defensive cover.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has taken a swipe at Jose Mourinho by claiming that he is a bad winner, the Daily Star reports.
Pellegrini said the Chelsea boss lacks grace and takes all the credit when his side do well, rather than praising the team as a whole.