Petr Cech has played down reports that a deal has already been struck with Arsenal over a proposed £11m transfer.

The Gunners are said to be close to a deal for the Czech stopper, who would prefer to keep his family in London as he seeks a move away from the Barclays Premier League champions in search of regular football.

On Monday evening, it was reported a deal had been agreed between Chelsea and Arsenal for Cech.

No official confirmation was made by either club. Cech himself later retweeted a message from his management company The Sports PR Company on his official Twitter account indicating nothing was yet set in stone.

The tweet read: "@SportsPRCompany ... as we told you, No transfer deal has been done yet for @PetrCech - as soon as any news @PetrCech will confirm."

Cech, who has played an instrumental role in Chelsea's success since joining from Rennes in 2004, found himself as understudy to Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge last season, but Blues captain John Terry is in no doubt of just what an important player the 33-year-old can be, claiming he would save "12 to 15 points a season" for whichever club he joins...


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