London – Arsenal take the lead in the hunt for Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Petr Cech. But they have to compete with other big clubs like AC Milan, AS Roma and Real Madrid.
For now, Arsenal became the team most likely to get Cech in the January transfer window, if they are willing to pay bandrol 7 million pounds (84.3 billion Rupiah) mounted Chelsea.
Goalkeeper 32-year-old was knocked out of Chelsea’s starting line-up since the arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Paris Saint–Germain earlier this season.
“He (Cech) want to be in a club that appears regularly in the Champions League and this is the greatest aspirations. He wants to get back into the protagonist in a team of a big club, “said the player’s agent, Victor Kolar, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Arsenal need to replace Cech goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who was inconsistent in a number of games.
“In football, you can not confirm anything, however if you put the facts with the ambition of a goalkeeper Petr partially on board, you do not have much choice,” said the agent.
However, coach Jose Mourinho, stating there has been no official offer came to the goalkeeper.
“At my table, from the table of my board where information usually comes, I will not get anything. I do not get an offer from anywhere. For now, goalkeeper Petr Cech was us and he had a contract for up to two years into the future, “the 51-year-old coach explained.
Milan needed Cech to be the main goalkeeper. Chelsea and Milan have a good relationship in the field of transfer. Fernando Torres, Michael Essien and Marco van Ginkel is a player that is brought in from Chelsea.
The problem, Milan newly recruited Diego Lopez of Madrid. There are opportunities to exchange Cech with Lopez, but Lopez seems to prefer to be in Milan as the main goalkeeper, rather than move to Chelsea to be lining Courtois.