Here at justarsenal.com we have received another tip on the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds about the Chelsea and Czech Republic international keeper Petr Cech. This tip comes from the same club insider that brought us the news about Mesut Ozil coming from Real Madrid and Mathieu Flamini re-joining the Gunners, a few days before they were commonly known so we should at least take it seriously.
To be honest, we do not know the source or where he gets his information but he has seen us right before and this time he reckons that the deal to bring Cech to the Emirates is all but wrapped up. And the fact that Jose Mourinho is today quoted in a report by The Mirror admitting that he is powerless to stop the keeper from signing for one of Chelsea´s big Premier League rivals is perhaps just as telling as our insider´s tip.
Mourinho sounds resigned to me as he bemoans the influence that such a player as Cech could have against his team next season when he seems to be expecting it to be much harder for them to win the title. It is clear that he would never let it happen if he could stop it, so it is good news for Arsenal that the decision is not his.
Mourinho said, “If it’s in my hands he would never go, would never go to big clubs with fantastic teams. Big candidates to win the Premier League. I would never let him go.
“But it’s not in my hands. My perfect scenario is that he stays with us, I think he belongs to this club, this club belongs to his history and to his life, too.
“He is a fantastic keeper, fantastic dressing room and squad man. I tried to prove the respect I have for him. I played him in the cups, gave him matches in the Premier League.
“I can imagine that a 32 or 33 year old keeper feels young and feels the passion to play every game.”
So after the news that Arsenal beat off interest from some BPL clubs to sign French starlet Yassin Fortune, it looks like the transfer window will be starting with a big bang for the Gunners!