AC Milan have waded into the battle for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, putting them in direct competition with Premier League side Arsenal for the veteran goalkeeper’s signature, as reported by the Daily Star.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had identified the Czech stopper as an ideal signing to improve his options in net and was said to have agreed a £7 million move for him..
Milan only bought Diego Lopez from Real Madrid in the summer, but they have also been tracking Cech with the intention of bringing him in.
The Italian side also have a good relationship with the Blues, having successfully negotiation loan moves for both Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel in the summer.
Cech is looking to move after seeing his situation at Chelsea deteriorate.
The return of Thibaut Courtois from his extended loan spell at Atletico Madrid heralded the end of his time between the sticks as first choice at Stamford Bridge.
While he was confident he would regain his role, Cech is now keen to move in favour of first team football.