Petr Cech
Petr Cech has largely played second-fiddle to Thibaut Courtois for Chelsea this season. Getty Images

Arsenal have been alerted in signing Petr Cech after Chelsea are reportedly set to allow their goalkeeper to leave this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Gunners were keen on signing the Czech Republic international for a very long time as Arsene Wenger wanted to strengthen his side's goalkeeping position. However, the Blues were not looking to allow their star player to join their direct rivals.

Cech has seen his first team opportunities being limited after the return of Thibaut Courtois last summer, who was on loan at Atletico Madrid. He joined the west London club in 2004 and has been the first choice keeper at the club for a decade.

However, Cech has lost his place to Courtois this season and is looking for a new club where he can play regular football. Chelsea are planning to reward Cech's services for the club by letting him decide his next destination.

Cech will have one year left on his contract at the end of the season. Jose Mourinho is ready to part ways with the player if the interested clubs are willing to meet Chelsea's £10m ($14.9m) asking price.

The 32-year-old has admitted that he will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season in search of regular playing time.

"I'm used to playing 50 or 60 games a season, not 15 or 20. That's a big difference," Cech said.

"It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo. But that can work for one season only. I don't want another one like this. It is no secret that I want to play more. The situation is the same, it hasn't changed. But at the end of the season it will be solved."

This has alerted Arsene Wenger as he is looking for a replacement for Wojciech Szczesny, whose future is up in the air after losing his place to David Ospina. The Evening Standard reports the Polish international is set to hold talks with the Frenchman regarding his future at the Emirates.

The Chelsea stopper has a wealth of experience under his belt and has been consistent in the Premier League. Should Szczesny decide to end his time in north London, a move for Cech will be ideal for Arsenal.