It’s thought that Chelsea’s number one shot-stopper Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois could be on his way to Real Madrid this summer meaning that Chelsea could be in the market to resign their ex-keeper Petr Cech back from Arsenal. Courtois is left with just one year on his Chelsea contract sparking fresh speculation that the Spanish giants could be keen to bring the Belgian to Spain, for all of the latest odds on next season both home and abroad, visit only sports betting.
Sky Sports claim that Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reckon that Cech could be in line for a shock return to Chelsea who are also also said to be keen on Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel and AC Milan’s 19 year old keeping sensation; Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Belgian Courtois starred at the World Cup as Belgium made it to the quarter finals, losing in the semi’s to eventual winners France.
We have already made a move for a keeper with German Bernd Leno becoming one of new Manager Unai Emery’s first acquisitions, calling into question the pecking order between the sticks at Arsenal. This story is also confused by the fact that Petr Cehc has already claimed the number one jersey after playing in 33 last season, while Leno wanted the number 19 shirt on his arrival keeping everyone guessing as to who our new first choice keeper will be next season. Leno made his first-team debut for Bayer Leverkusen whilst on loan from Stuttgart at the age of 19 and also joined Arsenal on June the 19th, making 19 his lucky number.
The Telegraph claim that David Ospina could be the one to give way in goal under Unai Emery, with several links to Turkey one one with a return to South America with Boca Juniors keen to sign the Colombian. Unai Emery has already spent £70m to make the squad his own after taking over from Arsene Wenger who spent 22 years at the club, and its thought he will be offloading a few names ahead of the new season which starts in August. Emery will be expevted to hit the ground running with games against The Champions Man City and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Petr Cech was a firm favourite at Chelsea before joining Arsenal back in 2015, winning four Premier League titles and helping Chelsea to become the first London club to buy the Champions League trophy.
All sounds a bit far fetched to me as Cech is well past his sell by date, but would be an asset to any Premier League club as a keeping coach and cup keeper perhaps.