Report: Chelsea agree to allow Petr Cech to leave for Arsenal

Petr Cech is expected to join Arsenal in the coming days with Chelsea apparently considering replacements for their back-up goalkeeper.

According to the Independent, Petr Cech is on the verge of joining Arsenal after being given the green light to leave Chelsea.

The Gunners may face competition from Manchester United, as per the Telegraph, with David de Gea looking increasingly likely to be on his way out of Old Trafford.

Cech is believed to be determined to leave Stamford Bridge in order to secure more first-team opportunities after seeing Thibault Courtois become Jose Mourinho's first choice goalkeeper.

At either Arsenal or Manchester United, the Czech Republic goalkeeper would have a greater chance of playing regularly but the latter club would provide more competition with former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes available for selection.

Having spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge he has won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League.

Wherever Cech ends up, the 33-year-old will bring an array of experience along with him. It was unfortunate what happened at Chelsea with Courtois' progression at Atletico Madrid but the club had to think about the future - something Mourinho is not renowned for when it comes to young, up and coming talent.

The Independent report also suggests that Arsenal are hopeful of getting a deal done in the coming days for an estimated fee worth £11 million.

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