Tomas Rosiscky has dropped a major hint that Arsenal may be on the verge of completing a deal with Chelsea for goalkeeper Petr Cech in the summer.
The 33-year-old has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge with manager Jose Mourinho pinning his hopes on Thibaut Courtois, and the Belgian being a revelation in his debut season in the Premier League.
The former Atletico Madrid man kept 12 clean sheets and was a major reason behind Chelsea's title winning campaign last season.
However, the recent turn of events has not gone down well with Cech, who has spent 11 years in London with the Blues and won everything there is to under several managers.
He now wants to have a say in his next destination, with Mourinho unwilling to let him leave for Arsenal, where he will be given the opportunity to play in the Champions League and continue living in London, where he has his family settled.
Manchester United have also been linked with the player and have a better chance of forcing a transfer given Mourinho was willing to sell them Juan Mata last summer, a player who helped get them back into the Champions League.
Rosicky, who is good friends with the player and currently on international duty with his compatriot, did little to quell speculation regarding the player's future and insisted that a transfer is very much on the cards.
"I know some things from both sides but I will not interfere. It could even turn against me. Both sides know what they are doing. Arsenal are a top team in the world. Players want to be transferred there, that is nothing new. It is a fantastic club," he told Czech newspaper Daily Sport.
Meanwhile, Rosicky himself is not too pleased with the events transpiring at the Emirates, with the player claiming that Arsene Wenger's decision to extend his contract has not done him any favours.
The 34-year-old has made only eight starts this season and is desperate to leave the club for more game time this summer.
"Since the moment Arsene Wenger 'used' the option in my contract, I haven't even been on the bench," he said.
"I am laughing but it´s not funny. It's frustrating but I am a professional. Even if you lose your place, you must still be prepared because the situation can change. I'll start the summer preparation with Arsenal and that's the whole of my plan for the time being," he concluded.