Arsenal have been handed some encouragement in their attempts to lure Petr Cech from Chelsea with the ‘keeper keen to remain in London and owner Roman Abramovic likely to sanction the move, according to The Telegraph’s Matt Law who was speaking on Sky’s Sunday Supplement.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly on the lookout for a clear first choice goalkeeper this summer with David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny failing to convince between the sticks this season (via Daily Mail).
Szczesny may possess the number one shirt, but the Polish international hasn’t started a league game since New Years Day following the debacle at Southampton. With Ospina being brought in to initially challenge for the spot, it is yet to be determined if Wenger sees the Colombian as a long-term No.1.
According to Matt Law, Cech will be allowed to choose his next club and the rules of not selling to a direct rival may not apply to the 32-year-old. Even if Jose Mourinho is potentially against the move, Cech’s strong relationship with Roman Abramovic could see a smooth departure for the legendary ‘keeper.
A move across London may have previously been seen as an act of betrayal, but since Frank Lampard left Chelsea for a direct rival in Man City last summer, anything is possible.