Chelsea have asked for Arsenal star Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain to be included in the Gunners’ deal for Petr Cech, according to reports from the Mirror.
Cech has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this past season following last summer’s return of Thibaut Courtois from Atletico Madrid.
And the Czech Republic international is keen to leave, with the Gunners interested in signing the Blues veteran.
However, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reluctant to let Cech join a rival club without a fight, and has made a cheeky attempt to bring one of Arsenal’s key midfielders in a potential swap deal.
But, Arsenal have immediately rejected the offer, and are still pushing for a straight £10million cash deal for the 33-year-old shot-stopper.
The Gunners may have to move quickly to secure Cech’s services, as Ligue-1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are also preparing a bid of their own.
The former Rennes ace has spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one Europa League medal, and a Champions League trophy.