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Confirmed by Daily Mail: Chelsea agree shock deal for Barcelona star

Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked with a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen this summer as they both look to replace their current No 1, according to the Daily Mail.

Petr Cech was part of a calamitous Arsenal defence that conceded a large number of goals last season, chipping in with some high profile mistakes of his own, while Thibaut Courtois’s future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain as he is yet to sign an extension on his current deal.

Cillessen on his part was signed by Barcelona in 2016 after the heroics at the Euros, but he has been second choice behind German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and has largely been on the bench at Camp Nou.

The 29-year-old desperately desires to play regular first team football at this stage of his career, which has influenced his desire to leave the Spanish side for whom he made only 11 appearances in all competitions last season, interestingly he kept 8 clean sheets in that time.

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