Chelsea legend Petr Cech has moved to deny reports he has already signed for Arsenal.
The Daily Mail last night claimed a deal had gone through for the goalkeeper after the two clubs settled on a transfer fee of £11million.
No official confirmation was made by the Blues or the Gunners and Cech’s management company posted an update on their official account.
It read: "@SportsPRCompany ... as we told you, No transfer deal has been done yet for @PetrCech - as soon as any news @PetrCech will confirm."
Cech retweeted the message personally as negotiations rumble on this week.
The 33-year-old, who has made just shy of 500 appearances for Chelsea, is understood to have agreed personal terms and only the fee is proving a sticking point at this stage.
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John Terry has played in front of Cech during his 11 years at Stamford Bridge and yesterday the Blues skipper expressed concern at the prospect of the keeper joining a Premier League rival.
"I am sure if he does leave the club, which nobody wants to see, but we understand he wants to play football, he is going to be sorely missed,” Terry told TalkSport in China.
"There is obviously talk of Arsenal signing Petr and if they do get Petr, that will strengthen them for sure. He will save them 12 to 15 points a season."
Arsenal's goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts left the club last week to join Swansea, fuelling speculation that Cech and his Blues coach Christophe Lollichon are poised to fill the void.
The player is said to favour a move to a London club as his family is settled in the capital, with Blues owner Roman Abramovich giving his blessing to the proposed Gunners switch.