Arsenal have been challenged by Italian giants AS Roma in their hunt to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, as reported by the Daily Star.
Cech has found himself in a relatively unique position this season, given the development of his career otherwise.
Despite Cech having been first choice for the Stamford Bridge club ever since his arrival in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho has turned to returned loan star Thibaut Courtois to fill the space between the sticks since the start of the season.
Courtois’ impressive displays for Atletico Madrid over the last few years while on loan meant that it was almost impossible for him not to take over from Cech.
As a result, Cech is likely to leave the Blues in the coming months in search of more first team football.
Arsenal were considered to be one of the sides tracking him, but Roma have now emerged as another possible destination.
The Italian side might need to replace Morgan De Sanctis, whose contract expires at the end of the season.