Petr Cech has been linked with us consistently for weeks now (via Sky Sports), and it seemed only a matter of time before the move was actually completed. That time may now have come however, with the oft-reliable Sky Sports News reporting that the deal is all but done, with only a fee left to be agreed.
Transfer rumours are to be expected during the summer, with the lack of Premier League football seeing the whispers intensify. Normally these rumours have to be taken with a pinch of salt, but once they are reported on an outlet such as Sky Sports News it usually means they can be taken more seriously.
Very few people actually doubted the Cech to Arsenal rumours, as they have been picking up so much speed as of late. To actually hear them confirmed and echoed on Sky Sports brings them closer to reality however, and you get the sense that it will only be a matter of days before it actually goes through.
The report on SSN claims that personal terms have been agreed with the Czech international, and also that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has given Cech his blessing ahead of the switch.
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It will be fantastic to get this bit of business done early, so we can focus on making other vital signings.