Arsenal’s bid to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is nearing closer to completion following reports that the player has agreed personal terms with the FA Cup holders.
SkySports have revealed the Czech Republic international is closing in on a switch to Chelsea’s London rivals, but the two clubs are yet to agree a fee.
The Gunners are thought to have rejected a proposal of including one of their homegrown players as part of the deal and will spend next week trying to conclude negotiations.
It would appear Blues manager Jose Mourinho has lost his battle in trying to prevent the world class keeper joining a potential rival for their Premier League crown next season.
Cech lost his status as the undisputed number one at Stamford Bridge to young Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois at the start of last season, but looks set to depart after picking up his fourth league winners medal last month.
If Arsenal are able to get this deal over the line, it would represent another great piece of business by manager Arsene Wenger as signing he 33-year-old could prove just as fruitful as the big-money deals for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the last two summers respectively.