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Petr Cech offers big hint that he wants Arsenal move

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Cech wants control of his destiny
Cech wants control of his destiny

Chelsea goal keeper Petr Cech has given his biggest hint yet that he is keen to stay in London and seal a transfer to Arsenal, despite interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Cech is ready to sit down with Chelsea officials next week and finalise his move away from Stamford Bridge, with the Czech Republic stopper keen to ensure he gets to join the club of his choice.

Now it seems as if he is keen to be allowed to stay in London, even if that means he joins one of Chelsea's chief title rivals in Arsenal.

"I believe that for what I have done for the club and what the club has done for me, we can arrange it so we are all happy," he told reporters.

"Next week we will have a meeting with Chelsea. At the moment it is with my agent. When it is clearer and all the cards are on the table, we will decide.

"First I have to agree with the club what the conditions would be for leaving and I keep all options open, regardless of the country. I will decide based on what is best for me and my family. It does not matter whether it is England, Germany, France or Spain.

"If I move, it brings difficulties. It must change everything, looking for housing, a school for children and so on.

"Therefore, the sooner I know what to do the better. I can plan everything and even rest before the new season."

United have expressed an interest in signing Cech as they prepare to sell David De Gea to Real Madrid, but Arsenal's location appears to be putting them in pole position to sign the 33-year-old. 

Chelsea may be keen to sell Cech to an overseas rival, but he seems determined to get his own way as he decides on his future.