Arsenal transfers: Petr Cech has permision to leave Chelsea, says agent

Arsenal target Petr Cech has been given permission to negotiate a move away from Chelsea, says agent

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Petr Cech has been told that he can leave Chelsea in the summer transfer window, according to his agent.

Cech has been linked with a host of top European clubs throughout the season, including Arsenal amid reports Arsene Wenger wants to identify a long-term successor for struggling Poland international Wojciech Szczesny.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has regularly underlined his desire to keep his second-choice goalkeeper at the newly-crowned Premier League champions, despite favouring Thibaut Courtois in his starting line-up.

However, according to Cech’s agent Viktor Kolar, the Czech Republic international has now been given permission to negotiate a move away from the west London side ahead of the summer transfer window.

“Petr has a valid contract with his current club, however, I can confirm that we have been permitted by Chelsea to negotiate with interested parties and Petr has confirmed his interest to play regularly at a top club,” Kolar told talkSPORT.

Cech has been forced to watch from the sidelines for most of the season after Thibaut Courtois returned from his loan at Atletico Madrid and claimed the number one spot over the summer.

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The Czech goalkeeper has won 12 major trophies during his Stamford Bridge career, including three Premier League titles and the Champions League.

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