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Cech dismisses Arsenal move talk

ESPN staff
March 20, 2013
Petr Cech has been linked with a summer exit from Chelsea © PA Photos

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech admits he "can't even imagine" leaving Stamford Bridge, repelling rumours he could join Arsenal in the summer.

It is believed Cech, 30, has become a target for Arsene Wenger as the Gunners plan to bolster their goalkeeping ranks, with the recent omission of Wojciech Szczesny from the starting line-up against Bayern Munich and Swansea increasing speculation about the Czech international's arrival.

But Cech claims he has not begun any negotiations with Chelsea to discuss a possible exit from the Blues, admitting he distances himself from public conjecture about his future.

"It is an interesting piece of news but it is such speculation that I think it's not even necessary to comment on it," Cech told Czech website isport.blesk.cz. '"I know of nothing, nobody has contacted me and, to be honest, I can't even imagine it.

"I don't even normally notice such rumours. But when it does get to me, I naturally look at it to know what to say about it later. There are players who do read newspapers.

"Some players read match reports to know what was written about them and where. I don't do this, I don't read newspapers because of such things. I don't take rumours like this seriously."

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