There has already been talk about this possible transfer to Arsenal being done this summer, but it was all quite a while back now and with no mention of it in the papers recently, I assumed that the move for Christophe Lollichon was not going to happen.
Maybe Arsene Wenger and his transfer team decided to play it cool on this one because along with selling us their keeper Petr Cech, Chelsea were hardly likely to let their goalkeeping coach come to north London at the same time. Maybe the boss thought it might convince Roman Abramovich to change his mind and pull the plug on the Cech transfer.
Whatever the reason for the delay, however, The Times is now reporting that the deal could be back on. And the report claims that all we need to do is to revive our interest and Chelsea will let him go. It could be a key move for us as well and not just because Lollichon has a close and happy working relationship with Cech, who he worked with in the keeper’s formative years at Rennes and then since 2007 at Stamford Bridge.
So getting the French keeping coach to join would certainly be good for Cech and therefore good for the club, but he might well help the back up and young keepers to improve. Are Chelsea trying to help us to beat them?