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Report: Chelsea interested in Petr Cech

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Chelsea could try and get their old keeper back

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According to Sky Sports, if Chelsea sell Thibaut Courtois, they could make a move to sign current Arsenal keeper and their former number one, Petr Cech. Cech, of course, left Stamford Bridge after becoming backup to Courtois, and with Arsenal having bought Bernd Leno this summer, there is some danger that Cech becomes the backup at Arsenal, despite many statistical-based arguments that Cech, even at 36, is a better goalkeeper than Leno. Although, given the season Cech had for Arsenal, that might not say all that much.

Courtois is favoured to leave Chelsea, with the club reportedly happy to sell him to Madrid for £48.5m. He has one year left on his contract, and talks broke down in May. Chelsea had been interested in Alisson, the Brazilian goalkeeper, but he is set to move to Liverpool.

According to Sky, Chelsea are also interested in Kasper Schmeichel. Whether Arsenal would want to sell Cech is unclear. With five first-team goalkeepers (Leno, Cech, David Ospina, Emiliano Martinez and Matt Macey), is is clear that at least two will have to leave; it has been thought, thus far, that Ospina would leave, along with either Martinez, who, at 25 really needs to play first-team football, or Macey. Earlier this summer, Cech rejected the chance to go to Napoli.