Chelsea are considering re-signing Petr Cech from Arsenal, as they face the prospect of losing Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid, according to reports.
According to French outlet RMC, Chelsea have a €35m agreement to sell Courtois to the La Liga side, on a four year deal. As a result, the Blues are in the market for a goalkeeper.
Reliable Italian outlet Di Marzio claim Chelsea are indeed in negotiations with Madrid for Courtois, and if he leaves then Cech “can come back to the Blues”. However, they add that Maurizio Sarri’s new side are still in the race to sign Alisson from AS Roma as well.
Sky sources also confirm the news, claiming that Chelsea are “considering re-signing Petr Cech if/when they sell Thibaut Courtois”. As well as Alisson, Sky also include a mention for Kasper Schmeichel as another possible target.
It would be a bizarre set of transfers if Chelsea really do sign Cech to replace Courtois, after they sold Cech a few years ago to give Courtois the number one spot. The Arsenal goalkeeper is 36 years old now, and made a league leading number of errors leading to goals last season.
That’s not to say Cech doesn’t still have quality, but the back up spot at Arsenal is a better fit for him. We’ll see what happens though.