Chelsea are believed to be prepared to sanction Petr Cech’s desired move to Arsenal if they get a home-grown player in return.
Cech, usurped by Thibaut Courtois as Chelsea’s number-one goalkeeper last season, is expected to tell Stamford Bridge bosses on Monday that he wants to leave the club this summer.
The 33-year-old and his young family are settled in London and he favours a switch to the Gunners, according to Sky Sports, although Chelsea would prefer to sell to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
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But the Blues would apparently be willing to allow Cech to join their Premier League title rivals should they receive a home-grown player to boost Jose Mourinho’s quota as part of the deal.
Cech has made over 500 appearances and won 13 major trophies in his 11 years at Chelsea after joining for £7m from Rennes.