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Report: Arsenal fear Chelsea are trying to scupper their Cech efforts

Arsenal fear Chelsea are pushing Petr Cech towards PSG.

Arsenal fear Chelsea are pushing Petr Cech away from signing with them, report The Mail.

The paper write that the Blues are feared to be pushing behind the scenes for Cech to sign with French champions PSG instead.

It is claimed in the article that Arsenal have made an official enquiry over signing the goalkeeper, whose agent told SkySports last week was ready to leave Chelsea after losing his first team place to Thibaut Courtois.

Cech's agent has also publicly admitted his client could move to Arsenal, telling TalkSport earlier this month that the Gunners, along with Manchester United and PSG are one of three clubs he was interested in moving to.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina underlined fears over his ability at the weekend with an error against West Brom which almost resulted in a goal for the Baggies, while Manchester United could potentially develop an interest if current number one David de Gea departs.

From Chelsea's perspective, you cannot blame them for not wanting to strengthen a rival, which selling Cech to Arsenal would certainly do.

The goalkeeper remains a top talent, and while they do not intend to stand in his way, a deal to sell him to the Gunners would no doubt be signed off with gritted teeth.

The Mail's report acknowledges PSG may also be able to outbid Arsenal for Cech and offer him higher wages, and believes they are nudging the goalkeeper in their direction on this basis. 

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