If the Arsenal transfer rumours are true and Arsene Wenger really is keen on bringing the Chelsea and Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech to north London this summer, it could be a key addition and could really help to give Arsenal a little extra edge in our quest to end the wait for a Premier League title.
But that is also why it seems a bit strange to hear about Mourinho telling his 32-year old stopper that the identity of his next club would not be an issue and that Chelsea would not stand in his way of joining a Premier League rival as long as the transfer fee, thought to be around £10 million, was met.
Wenger has been burned before trying to deal with Mourinho, in the Demba Ba saga when Chelsea pulled the plug on a loan deal at the last minute and left the Gunners no time to complete another option. So as the Daily Mail have reported, Arsenal are applying the logic of once bitten-twice shy to the Cech transfer and want a clear signal from the keeper that he wants to play for the Gunners, before any moves are made in the transfer market.
The last thing Wenger wants is to be embroiled in talks all summer for nothing to come off, so is he right to demand some kind of early agreement with Cech?