Report: Arsenal have deal in place to sign Chelsea’s Petr Cech

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An imprint of Petr Cech’s backside is starting to become apparent on Chelsea’s bench…

That is not good news for the legendary Czech Republic goalkeeper, as Cech has played just five times for the Blues this season and just once, as a substitute, in the Premier League.

With Thibaut Courtois arriving back at Chelsea this summer following a three-year stint on loan at Atletico Madrid, Cech is no longer Jose Mourinho’s No.1 and the 32-year-old ‘keeper could be edging towards the exit door at Stamford Bridge.

Reports from the Daily Star and other outlets state that Arsenal have already agreed a deal in principle to buy Cech from Chelsea in January for a fee of $12 million.

If that is the case, Cech’s arrival would cast huge doubt over Wojciech Szczesny’s future with the Gunners. The Polish international had been lambasted by a huge number of Arsenal fans over the past few seasons but so far in 2014-15 he hasn’t put a foot wrong.

That said, if Cech becomes available for a cut-price deal, it would be hard for Arsene Wenger to say no to one of the finest goalkeepers in the world.

Cech joined Chelsea in 2014 and has been the starter for over a decade. But with his time up as Chelsea’s No. 1, could he really move across London to join Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Arsenal?