Petr Cech's agent may be trying his best to play coy the deal that takes his client west to north across London, but Sky Sports and their sources have no doubt. Sky Sports sources rarely do. It's all about saying it with confidence.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech appears to be on the verge of signing for Arsenal, according to Sky sources.
The 33-year-old has reportedly agreed personal terms on a switch to the Emirates Stadium and we understand all that is left to agree is a fee between the two clubs.
-source: Sky Sports Transfer Centre, Sunday, Jun 21
Presumably, this will still end up as a straight cash-only deal, with no player exchanges or other such shenanigans complicating the agreement. Most rumors over the past few weeks had set Cech's price right around £10m, though I've seen figures as low as £7m and as high as £14m.
The Community Shield on August 2nd against Arsenal just got a little bit interesting.