Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied having any interest in Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, after the player's agent admitted the Czech Republic international has been given permission to begin talks with rival clubs.
Cech has made just six Premier League appearances this term for the Premier League champions and though Jose Mourinho wants to retain him, the 32-year-old's representative Viktor Kolar says the player wants to play regular first-team football.
But Wenger has rebuffed any suggestion Arsenal may be among the clubs to launch a bid for Cech by backing his current roster of 'keepers which includes David Ospina, Wojciech Szczesny and youngster Matt Macey.
"I don't deal in ifs," the French boss responded when questioned over Cech. "We have three world-class keepers. We are not interested in anyone at the moment."
The Gunners can reignite their hopes of finishing second in the Premier League this season if they can beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for a second time this term on Sunday (17 May), after their FA Cup win earlier in the campaign.
Defeat to Swansea City sees Arsenal trail Manchester City by three points and with a vastly inferior goal difference, however, with a game in hand Wenger will hope three wins between now and the end of the season can see his side pip Manuel Pellegrini's team.
"What kind of game you expected is a game of quality where we want to bounce back from the defeat to Swansea," he added. "We want to put a good performance in and get a good result out of that. Any positive result would be great for us.
"First of all we want to put a gap mathematically between them and us in the top four and secure the top three and I think as well we want to make a symbolic statement after the FA Cup. To produce that against them would be psychologically important."
After scoring the winner in the 2-1 FA Cup win on his first appearance at United since his summer move to north London, Danny Welbeck is out of the clash through injury but Aaron Ramsey could feature.
Mathieu Debuchy, Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also absent, with the latter a doubt for the FA Cup final after suffering a hamstring injury in training this week.
"I would love to have [Welbeck] available but we will have to do without him," Wenger lamented. "I think Ramsey will be available.
"[Oxlade-Chamberlain] won't play next week. If he can be available for West Brom then he may play the final. It was [Debuchy's] first day back out yesterday. He had a hamstring problem."