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Chelsea star to speak with family about Arsenal transfer – not Cech

Chelsea star Charly Musonda is going to speak with his family about the possibility of move to Arsenal, reports the Metro.

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The 18-year-old has so far failed to gain a single senior appearance at Stamford Bridge since joining in 2012, and could make a move in order to have a better chance at first team football. The Gunners have become known for their propensity for giving younger players a chance under Arsene Wenger, with Francis Coquelin and Jack Wilshere two notable academy products in recent years.

Musonda said: “I’m also well aware of the news, nothing has been done yet.I will reflect personally with my family and agent and come to a conclusion that hopefully benefits the continuity of my progression. I’m looking forward to playing football next year.”

The Belgium Under 21’s international signed a contract that runs until 2019 just last March according the Blues’ official site, which could be a stumbling block to any transfer. As well as this the North Londoners would have to fight off Ligue trio AS Monaco, PSG, and Marseille, who talkSPORT believe are also keen on the teenager.

If the Gunners do manage to get their man he may not be the only player to go from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates this summer. The Daily Mail has even reported this transfer as being completed, and the goalkeeper would be a major coup for Arsenal as they look to challenge the Czech Republic international’s current side.

Wenger had trouble between the sticks last season, with neither Wojciech Szczesny or David Ospina making the position his own. Strengthening there could be exactly what they need to shore up a defence which at some times looked error prone in the last campaign.

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