Arsenal are waiting for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to clarify whether he is staying or going at Stamford Bridge before tabling an offer to acquire his services for next season, the Daily Mail reports.
The Blues veteran was quoted in the Daily Mail expressing his refusal to spend another campaign as Thibaut Courtois’ understudy, and is looking to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer after 11 illustrious seasons, with the club prepared to listen to offers around £10m.
Cech said, “I don’t know what the club’s idea will be. It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo.
“But that can work for one season only. I don’t want another one like this.”
The price may seem slightly steep for a second-choice stopper, but when called upon by Jose Mourinho, the Czech international’s form has shown no signs of dwindling, despite spending most of his time on the bench.
Arsene Wenger’s goalkeeping situation at the Emirates Stadium is far from ideal with Wojciech Szcz?sny having seen his no.1 spot taken by David Ospina, following a dismal performance in the New Year’s Day defeat to Southampton.
However, Mourinho is reportedly predictably hesitant in selling to a close rival, and it would be a shock if the Portuguese, or Cech himself, would agree to a move to the North London outfit.