Cech Arsenal: Gunners suffer blow in race to sign Chelsea keeper

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Arsenal face strong competition to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech after it has been reported via talkSPORT that Turkish outfit Besiktas have opened talks to sign the 32-year-old this summer, according to the player’s agent Victor Kolar.

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The Czech international could end his 10-year association with the Stamford Bridge outfit at the end of the season as he searches for regular first-team football after losing his place to Belgian youngster Thibaut Courtois at the start of the current campaign.

Although Blues boss Jose Mourinho is thought to be ready to let the world class stopper leave the club in the summer, he has made it abundantly clear as reported by the Guardian last week, that he would be reluctant to sell to next season’s potential title challenge rivals Arsenal.

It would appear Mourinho would prefer to sell abroad and Cech’s agent has confirmed to a Turkish website Fanatik that there is interest from Besiktas:

“We have been in contact with Besiktas, we are in talks. Turkey is a choice for Cech but we will decide when the league is over,” Kolar said (via talkSPORT)

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