Arsenal are today expected to announce the signing of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Cech passed a medical on Friday and personal terms had already been agreed for some time.
The two clubs have settled on an £11million fee for the 33-year-old goalkeeper.
Jose Mourinho did not want Cech to join a Premier League rival but Blues owner Roman Abramovich gave his blessing to the move after 11 years of dedicated service from the stalwart.
Thibaut Courtois’ emergence as Mourinho’s first choice between the sticks last season left the Czech Republic international frustrated with life on the bench at Stamford Bridge.
He had offers from across Europe but his family are settled in London and felt it would offer him the smoothest transition as he begins a new chapter in an already trophy-laden career.
Cech’s trusted ally, goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, will follow him to the Emirates after the Gunners freed up some space in the backroom team earlier this month.
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Chelsea will need to bring in a new understudy for Courtois and the likes of Asmir Begovic, Robert Green and Marcus Bettinelli have all been considered as potential options.
Meanwhile, Juventus look to be stepping up their pursuit of Brazilian playmaker Oscar after boss Massimiliano Allegri expressed his admiration for the Blues star.
He said: “I would like a footballing inventor - they are never boring.
”A wildcard in the line-up can bring a different balance to the table.
“Ego in moderate amounts is not harmful to a team’s health. I like Real Madrid’s Isco and Brazil’s Oscar.
"The addition of a No.10 to the mix is both a tactical desire and a desire to add ego to my team.”