Petr Cech
Arsenal are confident of landing goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea after holding positive talks with the Stamford Bridge outfit Getty

Arsenal are reportedly closing in on their first summer signing after holding positive talks with Chelsea over the transfer of Petr Cech in the near future.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are increasingly confident of landing the Czech Republic goalkeeper with the report suggesting that the Blues are ready to accept a fee in the region of £11m ($17.4m).

Jose Mourinho has been vocal about his reluctance to sell Cech, especially to a direct rival, but with the stopper preferring to remain in London, the Portuguese manager has accepted the move owing to the former Rennes keeper's loyalty and decade-long service to the west London club.

The 33-year-old stopper has made it clear that he is looking to leave Stamford Bridge after being relegated to the bench following the emergence of Thibaut Courtois as the manager's preferred first choice between the sticks.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have also made enquiries regarding the availability of the 'keeper, but his desire to remain in London has put the north London club in the driver's seat for his signature.

Louis van Gaal is keen to sign a top quality goalkeeper this summer, as David De Gea's future looks increasingly uncertain with Real Madrid confident of landing the Spaniard.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to bring the goalkeeper to the Emirates Stadium this summer, which puts one of Wojciech Szczesny or David Ospina's future in doubt as Cech is sure to be made the Gunners number one once he makes his move.

Meanwhile, according to Turkish newspaper Haberturk, Fenerbahce have agreed a €5.5m (£3.9m, $6.1m) deal with Arsenal to sign Ospina after just one season in the Premier League.

The Colombian international, who is currently with his national team at the Copa America, was trusted by Wenger during the last campaign and ended the season as the manager's preferred choice between the sticks. But with Szczesny committing his future to the Gunners, it looks like Ospina will be the one making way for the Chelsea 'keeper.