Arsenal will face competition from PSG for the signing of Petr Cech in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Gunners have made signing a goalkeeper their top priority this season after a series of blunders by their first choice keepers Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina led to them dropping a few crucial points over the course of the season.
Szczesny was relegated to the bench after a disastrous start to the calendar year when he fumbled twice against Southampton to give the Saints the lead and eventually the win. The Pole followed up the disappointing performance by allegedly lighting a cigarette in the showers, which was too much for Arsene Wenger to handle. On the other hand, Ospina did a good job for the rest of the year, but failed to keep the ball out in Arsenal's 1-0 loss to Swansea, which ultimately cost them the number two spot.
Jose Mourinho is unwilling to sell the player to his direct rivals, but Cech has his heart set on staying in London, where he has his family settled. However, PSG are trying to woo him with a massive £150,000-a-week offer ($233,000), accumulating to £39m over five years.
Arsenal are still favourites for his signature given his constraints, but may have to meet Cech's wage demands to pull the transfer over the line.The Czech Republic international is expected to be available for a fee in the range of £10m, with Mourinho reportedly asking Arsenal to pack in a homegrown player along with the deal, according to Sky Sports.
The Gunners have a plethora of home grown talent on show at the Emirates, but are unlikely to accede to the Portuguese national's demands for a transfer.
Cech is also hopeful of completing a deal to north London given he has an agreement with owner Roman Abramovich, who has assured him that he can move to a club of his choice in the summer after 11 years of service to the Blues.
The 33-year-old has fallen behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order and is looking to leave the club in search of more game time.