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Arsenal on alert as Chelsea boss reveals that departing goalkeeper could pick his destination

Arsenal have been put on alert, after the Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed that provided their valuation was met, goalkeeper Petr Cech could have a big say in his next destination, according to the Telegraph.

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The 32-year-old is expected to ask for a move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer, having spent nearly eleven years at Stamford Bridge.

Despite spending most of that time as the first-choice keeper amongst plenty of managers, the Czech international has lost his place for much of this season to Belgian, Thibaut Courtois.

The Telegraph had reported last month that Cech was wanted by Premier League rivals, Arsenal, as well as Italian side, Roma, but a fee of £10m may be required to prise him away.

Arsene Wenger could look to Cech to provide a stability, and more importantly, a reliability that he has struggled to acquire from the club’s current first-team keepers, Wojciech Szczesny, and David Ospina.

Despite the Colombian’s good performances in the World Cup, it was Szczesny that began the season with the gloves. However, his much publicised incident of ill-discipline at Southampton in January saw him dropped. Despite the Gunners’ excellent run of form in the Premier League since, doubts remain over Ospina’s suitability, seemingly paving the way for the Chelsea stopper to come in.

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