Chelsea have told Arsenal that there is ‘no chance’ they will sell veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech to their London rivals this summer.
Arsenal are looking in the transfer market for a new goalkeeper and, with Cech expected to leave at the end of the season, not wanting to spend another season as understudy to Thibaut Courtois, he seems to fit the bill for the Gunners.
That said, it seems Chelsea are unwilling to sell such an asset to a Premier League title rival and strengthen them for next season.
An Arsenal source told Goal.com: “Cech is still one of the best goalkeepers around and he would be the perfect signing, but the message from Chelsea is not to bother wasting our time.”
It has been accepted by the Blues that Cech, who has started only five Premier League games this season, wants to leave in search of first-team football, but would much rather sell him to a side abroad, with Paris Saint-Germain a club which have been mentioned.
Arsenal are currently on the lookout for a top class goalkeeper after Arsene Wenger dropped Wojciech Szczesny earlier this season and currently play David Ospina.