Petr Cech is homing in on a £10million move to Arsenal - in defiance of his Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is confident of completing the deal, with the two clubs are understood to be close to an agreement which could be rubber-stamped within the next couple of days, reports Mirror Online.
Blues legend Cech, 33, has been granted his wish of a move across London, despite Mourinho’s public reluctance to see him join one of his Premier League champions' direct title rivals.
The keeper is believed to have wanted guarantees he will be Arsenal’s new No1 if he joins them.
Wenger has agreed to the demand, and that almost certainly spells the end for Colombia World Cup keeper David Ospina after just one season with the Londoners.
Ospina finished the 2014-15 campaign as first choice, is understood to be reluctant to go back to being an understudy and wants to go if Cech comes in.
He is a £4m target for Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Wojciech Szczesny, though, is determined to stay at Arsenal despite Cech’s impending arrival. Szczesny has just had a new house built, is happy in London - his home since moving from Legia Warsaw in 2008 - and wants to fight for his place.
Arsenal keeper coach Tony Roberts is joining Swansea - as revealed by Mirror Sport - to team up again with ex-Gunners stopper Lukasz Fabianski.
Roberts’ departure could clear the way for Cech’s long-term position coach Christophe Lollichon to move to Arsenal with him.
Arsenal’s senior goalkeepers coach is Gerry Peyton, but his future may now be in doubt.
Cech has already turned down approaches from other big clubs - including Paris Saint-Germain - and agreeing personal terms with the Gunners is seen as a mere formality.
At the end of the last campaign, Wenger reiterated his faith in Ospina and Szczesny - publicly at least - by insisting: “I believe in the goalkeepers I have.”