Jose Mourinho warns he wants a swap deal for Petr Cech. So who could he try to sign from Arsenal?
Jose Mourinho is playing hard ball over the future of goalkeeper Petr Cech, insisting he will decide where the 33-year-old signs.
The Chelsea boss is quoted by the London Evening Standard that if Cech signs for a rival, he wants a player in exchange, stating: "Every club that is interested in Petr, I can find a player that I like in that team too."
Cech has been strongly linked with competitors Arsenal, so we have taken a speculative look at who he could attempt to bring from the Gunners to sign for Chelsea.
England international Walcott has an uncertain future with his contract set to expire in just one year's time. He is expected to re-sign with Arsenal, but was named by The Sun last month as one of two players Mourinho was eyeing in part-exchange. Chelsea are looking for a striker and if Walcott is not promised chances in attack next season there is a small chance he could be tempted.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was the second player named in The Sun's report that Mourinho was actively interested in. The former Southampton prospect had a difficult season with injuries once again, and is yet to show his best form for Arsenal on a consistent basis. He may find breaking into the Chelsea side equally as tough if not even more so.
Arsenal signing Cech would make for a crowded collection of goalkeepers at the club, while Chelsea would need to sign a replacement. Emiliano Martinez could be a shrewd addition for Chelsea to fill a need, for he is a bright prospect who performed well in the Champions League last season, but has slipped down to third choice - and could be fourth if Cech arrives, while at Chelsea he would be the number two.
Mathieu Debuchy's debut season at Arsenal did not work out as planned, and his long-term future at the club is already in question. With little emotional connection to the Gunners, selling the Frenchman would not leave them short at right-back, with Hector Bellerin, Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers all competing for spots. Chelsea meanwhile need competition for Branislav Ivanovic and Debuchy could step right in.
The longest of long shots, but Mourinho could attempt an audacious move for Mesut Ozil - even though he would surely be instantly rejected by Arsenal. He is a keen admirer of the player he managed at Real Madrid, and the pair retain a strong friendship. Mourinho was quoted by TalkSport earlier this year describing the German international as a 'unique' talent.