Arsenal confirm talks to sign Chelsea star

Arsenal have confirmed that the club have been in talks with Chelsea regarding a move for Petr Cech, according to reports from the Metro.

During the club’s kit unveiling for the upcoming campaign, Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis revealed negotiations are underway in their attempts to bring Cech to the Emirates.

In these revelations, it has been reported that the club are talking with both the Blues and the Czech Republic international, however there have been obstacles in trying to complete the transfer.

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One of the main reasons that deal has been stalled is Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s reluctance to let his former number-one leave to a rival club, but the player himself prefers to stay in London.

Ligue-1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have also been heavily linked with a move for the 33-year-old in recent weeks, and were ready to offer Cech a salary worth £150,000-a-week.

Cech was replaced as the club’s number one goalkeeper following the return of Thibaut Courtois from Atletico Madrid last summer, going on to make only 16 appearances in all competitions this season.