Arsenal closing in on deal to sign Chelsea goalkeeping coach wanted by Petr Cech

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, after the Blues decided to let him go, according to the Metro.

The Metro report that there had been speculation that following Petr Cech’s move to the Emirates earlier in the summer, Lollichon would also be moving across the capital to follow his long-time colleague.

He first worked with the 33-year-old at French side Rennes, where he remained for three years after the Czech international moved to Stamford Bridge. However, after a recommendation from his former student, Chelsea brought Lollichon to the club in 2007.

The Metro suggest that Jose Mourinho is now willing to let him follow Cech out of the club this summer, having decided that another of his backroom staff, Silvino Louro, is ready to make the step up to become the main man to work with both Thibaut Courtois and Asmir Begovic.

Arsenal are still in the market for a new goalkeeping coach, having let Tony Roberts move to Swansea in June (via Metro).

And if Lollichon is the man that is able to get the very best out of Arsene Wenger’s new stopper, he may prove to be just as important a signing as Cech himself.

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