Arsenal will need dig deep into its coffers and stump up £10m if it wants to sign Chelsea shot-stopper Petr Cech, according to reports.
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The 32-year-old is expected to leave the Premier League champions in the summer after being relegated to second choice behind Belgian youngster Thibaut Courtois.
Cech has made just six league appearances this season and London Evening Standard reports the Gunners will need to pay in excess of £10m if they want to bring in the Czech.
Paris Saint-Germain remain favourites to sign the former Rennes ‘keeper, but Liverpool, Inter Milan and Roma are also all believed to be interested in Cech.
Cech says he is not interested in playing second-fiddle, suggesting he would re-think his Chelsea future in the summer.
Speaking to getwestlondon.co.uk, Cech said: “I feel that every game I played I played on the level I was required to be, so it was very positive for me and it gave me the reassurance that I’m ready to play and I want to play.
“So let’s see what’s going to happen at the end of the season and what’s going to be the plan at the end of the season.
“I have no plans yet and as soon as the season is over, I’ll look to the future and just see what I want to decide. I feel that I’m fit and ready to play and I don’t want to lose time on the bench.”
Chelsea have already wrapped up the title, but host Liverpool on Sunday before taking a trip on May 18 to face West Bromwick Albion.
The Blues then play at home to relegation-battlers Sunderland on the final day of the season.