Chelsea are said to be demanding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as part of the deal that would see Petr Cech head for Arsenal this summer, according to the back page of The Sun and the Daily Mirror.
Cech’s move to the other side of London appears to be more a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ now, as talks between all three are set to kick on later this week.
The Blues aren’t keen on letting him join the Gunners, but he is keen to stay in London so as to not disrupt his family, and after a decade of stellar service, the club are now willing to grant him his wish.
Arsenal came closest to challenging Chelsea for the Premier League title last term, despite finishing in third, but Mourinho has a history of swap deals with Arsenal (William Gallas + £5m for Ashley Cole) and now looks to be doing the same again.
The deal would make sense for Chelsea, as they would be getting an accomplished, home grown player as part of the deal.
However, it would come as a major shock if they are able to convince him to leave the Emirates.