Petr Cech has confirmed that his prospective move from Chelsea to Arsenal is yet to be completed, contrary to widespread reports.
The Daily Mail caused quite a stir yesterday afternoon after claiming an £11million deal had gone through.
However, neither club had confirmed the deal and journalists from other publications claimed the report was false.
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While both Chelsea and Arsenal stayed quiet during the storm of Twitter activity, the goalkeeper took it upon himself to deny the rumour.
His agency, Sports PR Company were quick to tweet The Mail's official account to say that they had already told them a deal was yet to go through.
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It read: ". @MailSport @LeeClayton_ as we told you, No [sic] transfer deal has been done yet for @PetrCech - as soon as any news @PetrCech will confirm.
Cech retweeted it, essentially confirming that he remains a Chelsea player for at least the time being.
But it appears that a deal could be in the offing with Sky Sports today claiming that it could be confirmed before the start of the weekend.
Personal terms have already been provisionally agreed between Cech and Arsenal with The Telegraph claiming Arsene Wenger will make him the club's highest ever earning goalkeeper on £100,000-a-week.
Naturally, Jose Mourinho is making it as hard as possible for Wenger and it has been reported that he is trying to get one of Arsenal's homegrown players included in the deal. An straight cash deal worth £11m is looking far more likely, however.
John Terry's claim
Arsenal fans were told what to expect from Cech by Chelsea's very own captain, leader and legend John Terry, who claimed the Gunners could be 12 or 15 points better off should they seal the 33-year-old's signature.
He told talkSPORT: “There’s talk of Arsenal signing Petr Cech and, if they do get him, he will strengthen them for sure. He will save them 12 or 15 points a season.
“Petr was an unbelievable professional last year. When you get left out of the team it can be hard to accept but, when he came in [to the side], he was exceptional.
“He deserves a lot of credit for that. We understand he wants to play first-team football but nobody wants to see him leave the club.
“He’s going to be sorely missed and will improve any side he goes to.”
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