Arsenal halted as Ligue 1 giants plot five-year deal for Chelsea star

Arsenal face tough competition from Paris Saint-Germain in their pursuit for Chelsea star Petr Cech, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 33-year-old has been linked with a host of high profile clubs throughout Europe after growing frustrated due to lack of playing time.

Cech lost his first team role to 23-year-old Thibaut Courtois, who returned from a very successful loan spell at Atletico Madrid back in the summer.

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It was believed that the Gunners were in pole position to sign the goalkeeper, but with PSG said to be ready to offer him a five-year deal worth £150,000-a-week, he could now snub a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho admitted that he would rather see his veteran keeper join a club outside the Premier League as he doesn’t want to sell to a direct competitor.

The Czech Republic international has only featured in seven league games this season, with most of his other appearances coming in League Cup and FA Cup fixtures.