Petr Cech
Petr Cech is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summerGetty Images

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has revealed during the Gunners' home kit launch with Puma, that he has had a talk with Petr Cech regarding his transfer to Arsenal.

The Czech Republic international has been heavily linked with a move to north London, with his starting place at Chelsea under threat following the emergence of Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgian has kept 12 clean sheets this season and has relegated Cech to the bench for major parts of the season, which has not gone down well with the 33-year-old, who is desperate for more game time.

Arsenal has presented him with the opportunity to continue his stay in London, with his family settled there for the better part of 11 years. However, Jose Mourinho is loathe to let him leave and has urged the management to consider selling the player abroad rather than to one of their title rivals next season.

Cech has won the league title four times with the Blues, along with the Champions League and will give the Gunners some much needed experience at the back, where they have been heavily let down this season by the duo of Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina.

Rosicky, Cech's compatriot, has come out in support of the transfer and revealed that he has had a talk with the player regarding a move. However, he refused to disclose details and preferred to stay away from the discussion.

"I would be lying if I said I didn't speak about it with Petr because it's no secret he wants to change clubs," Rosicky told Goal when asked if he had talked to Cech about the prospect of joining Arsenal. "He will have a lot of options to go to a good club."

"Sorry, I won't interfere in that or get into any details," he added when pressed to provide details about a timeline or current situation.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain have entered the race to sign the player, offering him a lucrative five-year deal, but the player has his heart set on staying in London.