Arsenal Plot Audacious Raid On Rivals As Part Of Triple Swoop

By on March 12, 2015

According to the Mirror, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is eyeing an audacious move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech as part of a triple swoop this summer.

The boss is believed to have around £50m to spend at the end of the season and is targetting three big signings, namely a new centre-back, central midfielder and a commanding goalkeeper.

As we reported yesterday, the Telegraph suggest that Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic and Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin are our key targets in defence and midfield.

However, it’s our plans for the goalkeeping department that have caught the imagination as the Mirror claim that Arsene is plotting a move for Chelsea’s Petr Cech.

The Czech international has lost his place to Thibaut Courtois this season and is expected to seek a move this summer  in search of regular first team football – something that Wenger is ready to offer.

Cech may be tempted by a move to the Emirates as it would allow him to remain in London, where his family are settled, and continue to play at the highest level.

However, the major stumbling block over any potential move is whether Chelsea would be prepared to sell to a direct rival, and I have my doubts over whether Jose Mourinho would do business with Wenger.

The pair don’t like each other, and although Mourinho has said publicly that he won’t stand in Cech’s way if he wants to leave this summer, I would be shocked if he sold such a quality player to us.

They did sell Juan Mata to Man Utd, but that situation was different. Mourinho never really rated Mata and to be fair, he’s been proven right as the Spaniard can’t get a place in the worst United team in over 20 years.

Cech is still very-much rated at Chelsea, the only problem is he has Courtois in his way, so I think Mourinho will do all he can to prevent selling to a direct rival in England.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens and as much as I’d love to see Cech come to the club this summer, I just don’t see it happening.

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