Colombia’s goalkeeper David Ospina saves a goal shot by Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani. [REUTERS/Michael Dalder]
Arsenal are said to have agreed a fee with Fenerbahce for the Colombian keeper.
According to reports in Turkey, Arsenal have agreed to sell goalkeeper David Ospina to Fenerbahce for £3.9 million.
The Gunners are reportedly close to completing an £11million deal with Chelsea for their no.2 keeper Petr Cech, who is understood to be unwilling to take anything but the no.1 jersey at the Emirates.
Popular Turkish media outlet Haberturk, have claimed that a deal has already been agreed between Arsenal and Fenerbahce for the Colombian shot stopper.
Ospina had a fantastic end to his first season at Arsenal and in the Premier League, culminating in securing the no.1 jersey for Arsene Wenger’s side.
The 26-year-old who is arguably one of Arsenal’s finest players this season, was signed from Nice following a fine World Cup display for Colombia.
He finally completed a move to the Emirates Stadium for just £3million – which was a great bit of business for Arsenal; with Ospina going on to keep eight clean sheets in 18 Premier League games and conceded only 11 goals.
It is firmly believed by many that Wenger sees Wojciech Szczesny as the ideal understudy for the incoming Cech.
The Chelsea legend could be wearing Arsenal colours next season. [Picture: Getty]
It is known that Arsenal are Cech’s preferred destination as he looks to leave his 11 year service at Stamford Bridge behind, The 33-year-old Czech international did not want to uproot his family who are well settled in London.
The deal seemed in doubt earlier this week with Jose Mourinho demanding an Arsenal “home-grown” player in return as Chelsea look to bolster their required quota for next season.
England attacking midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was mentioned heavily in the press but this is believed to have been immediately rejected by Arsenal, who see Oxlade-Chamberlain as a key member of their squad for next season.
Cech only featured in seven Premier League games last season, keeping five clean sheets and will be a world class addition if the Gunners can complete the deal.
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