We have stolen a lead in the race for Chelsea shot-stopper Petr Cech, with the Czech international keen to remain in London if possible, according to the Mirror,
The Mirror reports that we are in competition with French side Paris Saint-Germain, who due to Jose Mourinho’s unwillingness to sell to a rival, were thought to be the favourites to land his signature this summer, says the report.
With Cech preferring not to uproot his family from their London home however, joining us is apparently a much more enticing prospect, they claim.
The 32-year-old is still a fantastic goalkeeper, and has been extremely unlucky to lose his place to Thibaut Courtois. Cech would waltz into most teams in the world, and would arguably be a vast improvement on both David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny.
The report suggests that Chelsea would demand a £10m transfer fee for the shot-stopper, which seems a lot for a player the wrong side of 30 on the last year of his contract.
We are no longer restricted financially however, and if Cech can improve the squad then we should make sure he ends up at the Emirates rather than with the Ligue 1 champions.