According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are considering re-signing Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech this summer, as current Blues number one Thibaut Courtois looks set for a move to Real Madrid.
The move would seem a strange one, but Cech was only ousted from the Chelsea team due to Courtois being such a promising and highly-rated player.
Cech is a Chelsea hero
The veteran goalkeeper is a true Chelsea hero, having spent 11 years with the Blues before making a move across the capital to join Arsenal in 2015. While he has endured mixed fortunes in north London, Cech enjoyed an incredible career at Stamford Bridge.
In fact, the Czech goalkeeper won the Premier League and FA Cup titles on four occasions, while also winning the Champions League in 2012. During his days at Chelsea, he was considered to be one of the finest goalkeepers in the world. His status had fallen slightly by the time he made his move to Arsenal, though.
Too many goalkeepers at Arsenal
Arsenal now has three senior goalkeepers at the club after the summer signing of German stopper Bernd Leno. The most likely to exit the north London club seemed to be Colombian number one David Ospina, who has of course been linked with a move away from the club on numerous occasions in the last few seasons.
It seems that Leno is likely to be the Gunners number one, with Cech as a back-up, if he stays of course. However, if Cech returns to Chelsea, he is likely to be the Blues number one in the new campaign. At 36 years of age, Cech cannot afford to be sitting on the Arsenal bench waiting for an opportunity.
A return to Chelsea could happen
It seems that a return to Chelsea could be on. No doubt a return to Stamford Bridge would appeal to Cech, especially if he is first choice for the Blues next season.
It now seems just a matter of time before Courtois completes a big-money move to the Spanish capital, so Chelsea will want to move fast to find a replacement. It seems that Cech and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel are on the top of their wanted list.
Cech has been a decent servant to Arsenal, although he obviously has not been as successful as he was at Chelsea. I am sure not many Arsenal fans would begrudge the veteran star a return to Stamford Bridge.
Will Petr Cech be plying his trade at Chelsea next season?