Report: Arsenal confident of securing £11m Chelsea star Petr Cech

Arsenal are closing in on a move for Chelsea shot-stopper Petr Cech, according to a report.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Arsenal are confident of securing an £11 million deal with Premier League champions Chelsea for renowned goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The Czech Republic international is keen on leaving the Blues in order to gain regular first-team football after spending much of the previous campaign playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois.

With his family settled in London, Cech does not wish to move far and a move to rivals Arsenal has long been speculated due the Gunners’ apparent need of a better number one.

While the thought of Cech moving to North London will not sit easy with Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese boss has reluctantly granted the 33-year-old his move as per the latest reports.

“Arsenal will push to complete an £11million swoop for Petr Cech by the end of next week. Sportsmail understands that Arsene Wenger is growing increasingly confident of concluding a deal to sign the Czech Republic shot-stopper this summer,” the report states.

Since his arrival in England over 10 years ago, Cech has become one of the Premier League’s best ever custodians, helping the Blues to four league titles, four FA Cups plus the Champions League in 2012.

Many observers feel the Gunners have long lacked a truly world class number one with current goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina deemed not dominant enough.

A signing of Cech’s calibre would certainly be a boost to the Gunners’ title hopes next season, and at a moderate price he could prove one of the best deals of the summer.

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