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Petr Cech free to join Manchester United or Arsenal

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will be free to complete a move to either of Manchester United or Arsenal this summer after high level talks between the Blues' hierarchy. 

This has been reported by the Telegraph, who claim that the goalkeeper, who endured a tricky campaign at Stamford Bridge last term, has still not made a decision over his long term future in the game, but could now join one of Chelsea's Premier League rivals after a wonderful stint in west London. 

Cech, of course, has starred between the sticks at the club for the past 11 years, however he was replaced as the Blues' No.1 'keeper last term as Belgian ace Thibaut Courtois joined up with the squad after spending three years out on loan at La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid.

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It appears, then, that the shot-stopper is set to think about his future after next week's Euro 2016 qualifiers, with the Czech Republic set to take on Iceland in Group A. 

The same report goes on to reveal that Blues boss Jose Mourinho would rather keep hold of the experienced goalkeeper, but it appears that the player could be set to depart the club sooner rather than later. 

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Arsenal in the driving seat? 

In fact, the Telegraph have even suggested that Arsenal could be the favourites to sign him, as he'd rather stay in London as he approaches the final stages of his career. Manchester United, though, who may well need to replace Spanish international David de Gea, could yet swoop for Cech, who could leave for around the £10 million mark. 

There's no doubt about it, as Arsenal and United go about making big changes in the goalkeeping department, the signature of Cech would prove a fine coup for either club, but it's far from certain as to whether he'd be willing to join another Premier League club. 

Great signing 

But you can hardly blame them for their interest. Despite being 33-years of age, Cech is still one of the world's best goalkeepers, and most certainly has a great deal more to give at the highest level. 

In truth, Arsenal have struggled in the goalkeeping department for some time now. Wojciech Szczesny, of course, has had his problems between the sticks in north London, as he's failed to really kick on under the guidance of Arsene Wenger. 

David Ospina, on the other hand, enjoyed a steady debut campaign at the Emirates, but Cech is on another level to both of the goalkeepers at the club. 

Of course, at Old Trafford, United fans will be desperate to see De Gea stay, but the Chelsea man would prove quite the replacement, and would no doubt steady the ship in Manchester. Forget about his age, Cech would be brilliant for near enough any side in world football. 

Do you expect Cech to leave Chelsea? Who do you think he will join? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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