Petr Cech is likely to leave Chelsea in January.
Serie A giants AC Milan are set to muscle in on Arsenal’s move to bring Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to the Emirates Stadium in January, report the Daily Star, as it becomes increasingly likely that the benched Czech Republic international will be leaving Stamford Bridge in January.
Cech was reportedly considering leaving Chelsea in the summer but chose to stay in the hope that he could regain his place in the team from Belgian international Thibaut Courtois after he returned from Atletico Madrid, but his fine displays since being given the opportunity to shine by Jose Mourinho have made that look increasingly unlikely.
Despite the fact that goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been one of few Gunners to largely impress so far this season, Arsenal have emerged as the most likely contenders to sign the £7m-rated goalkeeper in January, but the intervention of Filipo Inzaghi’s Milan side could prove to be the death knell for Arsene Wenger’s hopes.
Despite the fact that Arsenal are currently languishing in mid-table in the Premier League, Chelsea manager Mourinho and his superiors could see selling Cech to Serie A as a more acceptable scenario than allowing him to make the move across London to their rivals.